*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Ella’s Divine Date Rum Balls
 
 Recipe By     : Ella Bailey
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Brazil                           Appetizers & Hors d'Oeuvres
                 Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter
    1      cup           sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    8      ounces        dates -- pitted and chopped
    1 1/2  cups          chopped pecans
    2      cups          rice krispies®
    1 1/2  tablespoons   rum
                         confectioner’s sugar -- optional
 
 Melt butter 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.  Stir wel
 l.  Let cool and form into balls.  Roll in confectioners' sugar if you like.  K
 eep in a covered container.
 
 Makes about 3 dozen balls.
 
 Note:  If you do not want to use rum replace it with vanilla extract.
 
 
 
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