Rating: 4 stars
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  • 5 star values: 15
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  • 3 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 3

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.

Recipe Summary

cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Grease your hands with margarine. Roll date mixture into 1-inch balls.

  • Spread confectioners' sugar into a shallow dish; roll date balls in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 7.1g; sodium 70.7mg. Full Nutrition
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