Date Balls


"Rich and chewy, a holiday treat."


servings 69 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine butter, water, and dates. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour date mixture into a medium bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and chopped nuts.
  4. Whip egg whites in a small bowl until stiff. Fold egg whites into date mixture. Roll dough into 2 inch balls and roll in shredded coconut. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire racks.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I did not care for this recipe. Where do I begin? (1.) It calls for a teaspoon of water & then you are supposed to boil the dates in it? What?!!? Not possible- the best you can do is saute the d...

I loved these as a kid and when my mother died she didn't leave any recipes for anything, which was probably good, because she wasn't much of a cook, however, I haven't made cookies in 35 yrs. ...

This was a very bizarre cookie. The cookies never hardened and remained gooey blobs that stuck to your teeth. I wouldn't go through the trouble to make them again.

found these delicious

Ah, where to begin? First, I have to say that these date balls taste delicious, just like my grandmother's. And it is the only date ball recipe I have found on this website without rice krispies...

what a wonderful surprise, everyone is raving over these little bites. fast and easy, this is my 6-7 batch in less than 3 weeks.

My mom made this every xmas growing up, very tastey. Never can just eat one.

Non functional recipe totally agree with the other two bad reviews. I never write reviews but had to. First reviewer was right on was to soupy, how to boil dates esp with one tsp of water? I d...

This was great... I also added some prunes to the mixture... made it interesting.