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

Daily value:

6%

Servings:

16
  • Fat 91g 140%
  • Carbs 297g 99%
  • Saturated 14g 72%
  • Fiber 59g 237%
  • Sugars 186g
  • Protein 38g 76%
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11%
  • Sodium 438mg 18%
  • Calcium 709mg 71%
  • Magnesium 764mg 191%
  • Potassium 3,145mg 90%
  • Iron 28mg 154%
  • Zinc 21mg 143%
  • Phosphorus 2,013mg 288%
  • Vitamin A 2,848IU 57%
  • Vitamin C 26mg 43%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 227%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 219%
  • Niacin (B3) 25mg 125%
  • Vitamin B6 16mg 782%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,700µg 425%
  • Vitamin B12 23µg 390%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 17%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 47g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 22g
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