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1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped dates (not the pre chopped type)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups crisp rice cereal
Melt butter over low heat in heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and add egg, sugar and dates. Mix thoroughly. Return to heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the ingredients are all melted together. Add vanilla and cereal. Drop by spoonfuls into powdered sugar and shape into balls.