Recipe by 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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1 (8 ounce) package
chopped pitted dates
crispy rice cereal
confectioners' sugar, or as needed
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.
My husband said they tasted exactly like the cookies his grandmother made when he was a little boy. :)
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 64
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