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Date-Nut Balls

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my very favorite treats to make for the holidays and package up along with some fudge, pecan tarts, and pecan tasties, to give to the neighbors. This way my husband and I can have a few too."
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30 m servings 76
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen balls)


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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir dates and white sugar in the melted butter until thick and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in crispy rice cereal and pecans. Let mixture cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Form mixture into small balls using your hands.
  3. Pour confectioners' sugar into a resealable bag; add date-nut balls and lightly shake bag until balls are coated.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This is an easy recipe it just takes a little time to chop the dates and nuts. Be sure to really pack the mixture firmly together into the balls - I actually feel like I'm squeezing the life out of them. But if you make them really firm, it does make them better in my opinion. It is also a messy task but they are so good it is worth it.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 76 calories; 5 8.1 0.4 9 33 Full nutrition

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Very good! One of several treats I put together as Christmas gifts this year. I remembered my mom always made these around Christmas so when I saw this recipe I had to try it out. They tasted s...

About 5 minutes into cooking the sugar and dates (on medium heat) I got worried, but was determined to follow the recipe. At 9 minutes i thought "this can't be right, it is going to be like toff...