Date Balls

Date Balls

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"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."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 146 cals

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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

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  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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debruttenbur
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.

Peggy
12/16/2012

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

Glory Gooding
1/19/2015

after misplacing my usual Date Ball recipe, I gave this one a try. very tasty, but like others the mixture is too dry. I aborted trying to roll it into balls after the second one and pressed it into a 9x13 like Rice Crispy Treats and dusted with powdered sugar. crumbly, but very good!