Date Balls2 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 25 min
“A holiday tradition. My mother made these date balls every year at Christmas time. They may be stored in a plastic or glass container. If the weather is warm, keep them in the refrigerator. Make sure balls are cooled thoroughly before storing.” - by Melaniemg2000
Original recipe yields 2 dozen cookies
- Cook and stir dates, sugar, and margarine in a large saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Fold crispy rice cereal, pecans, and vanilla extract into the date mixture until evenly mixed.
- Grease your hands with margarine. Roll date mixture into 1-inch balls.
- Spread confectioners' sugar into a shallow dish; roll date balls in confectioners' sugar to coat.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 146 cal
- 7.1 g
- 21.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"My husband said they tasted exactly like the cookies his grandmother made when he was a little boy. :)..." See more"
"After struggling to form balls from the resulting mixture, I found other recipes that scaled the ingredients differently. Reduce the crispy rice cereal to only one cup, and you should have very good r..." See moreesults. With three cups of the cereal, you will have difficulty forming balls that hold together."
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