Lydia's Date Nut Krispie Bars


3 Tablespoons Butter (do not substitute)
10 oz. Marshmallows
8 oz. Dates, pitted and chopped (can use the pre-chopped version for ease in preparation)
Optional: ½ cup Almonds ground or pecans chopped small or ground
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
6 cups Rice cereal (Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is the brand I use)

Spray baking pan with cooking spray. 9”x13”x2” for a thicker bar or 10”x15”x1” for a thinner bar.

In a large kettle, melt together the butter, marshmallows and dates, stirring often. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add cereal and nuts, mix until all is coated. Remove from heat and spread in prepared pan. Tip: if you spray your hands generously with cooking spray, the mixture does not stick to your hands.

Cool in the refrigerator until set. Cut and enjoy. These bars can be stored at room temperature once set. They are easier to cut at room temperature.

I created this to make a healthier and more flavorful version of the standard Rice Krispies Bar, with the added dates and nuts.

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