1 7.5 oz. package of dates, finely chopped
 1/4 lb. butter
 1 egg, beaten lightly with a fork
 1 bag fine-flake coconut
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 c. sugar
 2 c. Rice Krispies ( or similar cereal)
 
 In a large pot, combine dates, butter, sugar, and egg.  Bring
 to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat.  Cook for 10
 minutes, continuing to stir.  Add vanilla and rice krispies,
 mixing well.  Allow to cool until you can handle it.  Roll into
 small balls, then roll in cocunut (or powdered sugar if
 desired).