Makes about 6 to 7 dozen
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 cups finely chopped dates
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
4 cups crispy rice cereal
Sweetened shredded coconut (about 3 cups)
In medium pan, melt butter and sugar.
Add dates and cook until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
Whisk eggs into milk and stir into hot mixture with salt.
Return to heat and boil 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, add vanilla and nuts (tester used pecans).
Cool completely, then stir in cereal, mixing until well coated.
Shape into 1-inch balls, then roll in coconut.