|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Pitted whole dates||6 Ounce, finely snipped|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Crisp rice cereal||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Flaked coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
In a medium saucepan heat butter or margarine over medium-low heat till melted.
Add snipped dates and sugar.
Add egg; beat well.
Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or till mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
In a mixing bowl place rice cereal.
Pour date mixture over cereal; toss to mix well.
Cool about 10 minutes (till mixture is easy to shape into balls).
With buttered hands, shape into 1-inch balls (about 1 tablespoon each).
Roll date balls in coconut.
Cover and chill before serving.