Date Bran Jingle Balls

Date Bran Jingle Balls
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Date Bran Jingle Balls
BetterEats.com
Date Bran Jingle Balls

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.

16
Servings
189
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
31mg
41%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
40mg
4%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
64µg
16%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
144mg
10%
Water
8g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%