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Date Balls

Rated as 3.85 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

25 m servings 146
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 146 calories; 7.1 21.5 0.9 0 71 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I followed the advice of other commenters and reduced the rice crispies to 1 cup. I also changed out the margarine for butter. Finally, I bought chipped pecans because the chopped ones at my s...

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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 ...

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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 ...

I followed the advice of other commenters and reduced the rice crispies to 1 cup. I also changed out the margarine for butter. Finally, I bought chipped pecans because the chopped ones at my s...

3 stars for frustration level. Read the reviews and scaled sugar back to 3/4 cup, crispies to one cup, and I still had the crumbliness going on when trying to form the balls. Pressed it into ...

Unable to roll into balls. Not sure what happened. I'm going to melt marshmallows and pour over dry mixture to see if they can form into balls.

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 ...

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

The problem other people are having with the recipe is because of the type of dates used. If you use a chopped date made for snacking, it has a coating on it to keep it from sticking together. T...

Agree, they wouldn't stick to form any ball. Ingredients listed are not the right ratio. I found another recipe online that worked.

Made it just the way it is shown once, and once with about 3/4 cup sugar. Was thoroughly enjoyed both ways.