Date Bran Jingle Balls

Date Bran Jingle Balls

Makes: 16 cookies
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 1 out of 5 Stars
Adds 0 out of 5 Stars
BY 17 PEOPLE
Your rating: None (17 votes)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bran flakes cereal
  • 3/4 cup whole pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons brandy, orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, date sugar, coconut or toasted wheat germ

Preparation

  1. Place cereal, dates and pecans in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add honey, cream cheese and brandy (or orange liqueur or orange juice) and pulse until a stiff dough forms.
  2. Scoop tablespoon-size portions and shape with greased hands into balls. Roll each ball in chopped nuts (or date sugar or coconut or wheat germ). Place on wax paper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container, separating balls with layers of wax paper, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 16
  • Amount Per cookie
  • Calories 100
  • % Daily values *
  • 8% Total Fat 5g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • 1% Cholesterol 2mg
  • 3% Potassium 109mg
  • 2% Sodium 43mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • 8% Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 10g
  • 2% Protein 1g

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

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

© Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Powered by EatingWell Brought to you by Million Hearts®