Date Bran Jingle Balls

Date Bran Jingle Balls
BetterEats.com

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups  bran flakes
  • 3/4 Cups  whole pitted dates
  • 1/2 Cup  pecans, toasted
  • 3 Tablespoons  honey
  • 2 Tablespoons  cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Teaspoons  brandy, orange liqueur, or orange juice
  •   Cooking spray
  • 1/2 Cup  nuts, chopped finely, date sugar, or coconut or wheat germ

Looking for an alternative to calorie- and fat-heavy cookies? Have a happy healthy holiday with these Date Bran Jingle Balls. The best part? No baking required.

Directions

Place the bran flakes, dates, and pecans in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the honey, cream cheese, and brandy (or orange liqueur or orange juice) and pulse until a stiff dough forms.

Scoop tablespoon-sized portions and shape with greased hands into balls. Roll each ball in the chopped nuts (or date sugar or coconut or wheat germ). Place on waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

118 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

6%

Servings:

16
  • Fat 6g 9%
  • Carbs 19g 6%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 2g 5%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 27mg 1%
  • Calcium 44mg 4%
  • Magnesium 48mg 12%
  • Potassium 197mg 6%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 126mg 18%
  • Vitamin A 48µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 14%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 14%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 106µg 27%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 24%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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