Date Bran Jingle Balls Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 118
Daily Value: 6%
Servings: 16

Low-Sodium
Kidney-Friendly, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat6g9%
Saturated1g5%
Carbs19g6%
Fiber4g15%
Sugars12g0%
Protein2g5%
Cholesterol2mg1%
Sodium27mg1%
Calcium44mg4%
Magnesium48mg12%
Potassium197mg6%
Iron2mg10%
Zinc1mg9%
Phosphorus126mg18%
Vitamin A178IU4%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Thiamin (B1)0mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg14%
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Vitamin B61mg49%
Folic Acid (B9)106µg27%
Vitamin B121µg24%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E0mg1%
Vitamin K1µg1%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated3g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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Date Bran Jingle Balls
BetterEats.com

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups bran flakes
  • 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
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped finely, date sugar, or coconut or wheat germ

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.

Recipe Details

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Servings: 16
Total time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American
Special Designations: Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Healthy

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