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Date Balls

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“Alternative version of my recipe for Algerian Date Balls that calls for anise in the recipe. My husband and I don't care for the anise, so I tweeked the recipe and used the rice crispy cereal version. my husband loves them. You may also decide to roll into flaked coconut tinted with food coloring for a festive look instead of the powdered sugar. :) Prep time includes cooling time.”
1hr 10mins
50 balls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add dates and cook 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in cereal, vanilla, and pecans.
  4. When cool enough to handle, shape into small balls about 1" in diameter.
  5. Roll into confectioners' sugar (or flaked coconut -- see notes in recipe description).
  6. Place cookies on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper until set.
  7. Store in airtight container.

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