Best Date Balls


These date balls taste like pecan pie and are super easy to make by combining all the ingredients in one saucepan. Roll each ball in confectioners' sugar or shredded coconut for a delicious treat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
24 date balls


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 8 ounces dates, pitted and chopped

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Stir butter, dates, sugar, and egg yolks together in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.

  2. Stir in rice cereal, pecans, and vanilla. Let rest until cool enough to handle, 5 to 10 minutes. Roll cooled mixture into 24 small balls. Roll each ball in confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 84mg 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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