Date-Coconut Balls Recipe

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Summary

Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseInterest Group

Ingredients

 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Pitted whole dates6 Ounce, finely snipped
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg1
 Crisp rice cereal3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Flaked coconut1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2487 Calories from Fat 1317

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 152 g234.4%

Saturated Fat 108.2 g541%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 453.4 mg

Sodium 521.4 mg21.7%

Total Carbohydrates 289 g96.4%

Dietary Fiber 27.8 g111.2%

Sugars 218.4 g

Protein 20 g40.7%

Vitamin A 80.7% Vitamin C 39.7%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 58.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

In a medium saucepan heat butter or margarine over medium-low heat till melted.
Add snipped dates and sugar.
Add egg; beat well.
Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or till mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
In a mixing bowl place rice cereal.
Pour date mixture over cereal; toss to mix well.
Cool about 10 minutes (till mixture is easy to shape into balls).
With buttered hands, shape into 1-inch balls (about 1 tablespoon each).
Roll date balls in coconut.
Cover and chill before serving.
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