"This is one of my very favorite treats to make for the holidays and package up along with some fudge, pecan tarts, and pecan tasties, to give to the neighbors. This way my husband and I can have a few too."
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir dates and white sugar in the melted butter until thick and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in crispy rice cereal and pecans. Let mixture cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes.
Form mixture into small balls using your hands.
Pour confectioners' sugar into a resealable bag; add date-nut balls and lightly shake bag until balls are coated.
This is an easy recipe it just takes a little time to chop the dates and nuts. Be sure to really pack the mixture firmly together into the balls - I actually feel like I'm squeezing the life out of them. But if you make them really firm, it does make them better in my opinion. It is also a messy task but they are so good it is worth it.
Per Serving: 76 calories;5 g fat;
8.1 g carbohydrates;
0.4 g protein;
9 mg cholesterol;
33 mg sodium.