These are a no bake easy treat and if you buy gluten free Rice Krispies cereal they are a gluten free treat!
1 pound dates, chopped
1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup walnuts, chopped (you can substitute pecans)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Combine dates, butter, sugar, and beaten egg in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Turn down heat if necessary after 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking or burning. Remove from heat and add vanilla. In a large bowl, mix the Rice Krispies and chopped nuts. Pour date mixture over cereal mixture. Stir. Let Cool. Roll into balls a little larger than a walnut. Put powdered sugar in a bag and shake a few balls at a time until coated with sugar. Store in covered container. They keep well. Do not freeze. Yields 6 dozen.
Recipe from: these lovely ladies.