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Date Balls

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Melaniemg2000

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.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Grease your hands with margarine. Roll date mixture into 1-inch balls.
  3. Spread confectioners' sugar into a shallow dish; roll date balls in confectioners' sugar to coat.
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Reviews

Peggy
1
12/16/2012

My husband said they tasted exactly like the cookies his grandmother made when he was a little boy. :)

debruttenbur
0
12/22/2012

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 results. With three cups of the cereal, you will have difficulty forming balls that hold together.