Strufoli III


These are what my family calls honey balls. We make them every Easter season. They are messy but good!! Hope you enjoy them.

8 servings (or so)


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups vegetable oil

  • 1 ¼ cups honey

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Sift flour. Make a well in center, and break eggs into it. Add salt, and knead until smooth.

  2. Roll dough out on lightly floured board until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1/2 inch strips, and cut strips into tiny pieces 1/2 inch long.

  3. With the palm of hands, shape these tiny pieces into balls the size of a filbert nut.

  4. Heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Drop balls into oil 3 at a time. Fry until lightly browned, turning them constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove balls and drain them.

  6. Combine honey and sugar in saucepan and boil over low flame about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add fried dough balls, 1 cup at a time, and cook in honey syrup, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove and put strufoli on flat plate to cool. Sprinkle with pine nuts and confectioners' sugar as soon as they are cool enough to handle, and mold about 5 together in a cluster. Enough for 8, or so. Strufoli will stay fresh for weeks if they are kept in a cool place.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

857 Calories
59g Fat
81g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 857
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 75%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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