Date Balls/Fake Rice Krispy Treats ~ submitted by Needleroozer

I originally got this recipe from Shelly in Il, from the WTM boards.
She called them Date Balls, my kids call them Fake Rice Krispy Treats

1/2 cup butter (I use coconut butter)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 pound chopped dates (foor processor works well)
1 beaten egg
1 TBSP milk (I use rice, almond, or coconut milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (or dried blueberries, coconut, maybe m & m’s if you can have them)
2 cups rice krispies
1/2 tsp salt
choice of coating (nuts, bits, coconut, etc.)

Cook butter, sugar and dates until boiling over low heat. Add beaten egg, milk, vanilla, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook 2 minutes, cool. Add chopped nuts and cereal. Form into balls the size of a walnut. Makes 3 doz. Roll in nuts, coconut, melted chocolate or powdered sugar.

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