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Divine Date Rum Balls

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Servings: 3
Categories: Alcohol / Cookies / Desserts / Snacks

1  c  Butter or margarine (1/2 lbs
    - or 2 sticks)
1  c  Sugar
1/4  ts  Salt
1    (8 oz) box pitted dates,
    - chopped
1 1/2  c  Pecans, chopped
2  c  Rice Krispies cereal
1 1/2  tb  Rum (or use 1 tsp. vanilla)
    Confectioners' sugar, opt'l

Melt butter or margarine in a pan. Add sugar, salt and dates. Cook, stirring, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and stir in nuts, Rice Krispies, and rum or vanilla. Stir well. Let cool and form into balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar, if you like. Keep in covered container. Yield: Makes about 3 dozen. Source: The Army, Navy, and Air Force Times Magazine, November 1978.

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