DATE BALLS: 1 stick butter 3/4 c. sugar 1 (8 oz.) chopped dates 1 c. pecans, chopped 1 c. Rice Krispies 1 tsp. vanilla In saucepan, melt butter and sugar over low heat. Add dates and cook 3 minutes and remove from heat. Add nuts, Rice Krispies and vanilla. When cool enough to handle, form small balls and roll in powdered sugar or coconut.