Date Balls with Pecans

Date Balls with Pecans

How To Make Date Balls With Pecans

Our date balls recipe makes two dozen that can serve a small gathering during the holidays. It mixes crispy rice cereals, dates, and chopped pecans.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 8ozpackage chopped pitted dates
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ½cupmargarine
  • 3cupscrispy rice cereal
  • 1cupchopped pecans
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupconfectioners’ sugaror as needed


  1. Cook and stir dates, sugar, and margarine in a large saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves; remove from heat.

  2. Fold crispy rice cereal, pecans, and vanilla extract into the date mixture until evenly mixed.

  3. Grease your hands with margarine. Roll date mixture into 1-inch balls.

  4. Spread confectioners’ sugar into a shallow dish; roll date balls in confectioners’ sugar to coat.


  • Calories: 140.53kcal
  • Fat: 7.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.69g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.17g
  • Fiber: 1.10g
  • Sugar: 17.25g
  • Protein: 0.71g
  • Sodium: 30.82mg
  • Calcium: 9.60mg
  • Potassium: 87.68mg
  • Iron: 0.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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