Date Balls Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Date Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

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."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

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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Dec 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.

 
Dec 16, 2012

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

 

4 Ratings

Jan 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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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