Orange Date Balls Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
MethodMain Ingredient


 Chopped dates16 Ounce (1 Package)
 Margarine/Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Egg1 , well beaten
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Grated orange peel2 Teaspoon
 Orange juice2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Chopped nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Graham cracker crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Toasted whole wheat flake cereal4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Finely chopped nuts1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4534 Calories from Fat 2145

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 234 g359.7%

Saturated Fat 39.5 g197.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 2649.2 mg110.4%

Total Carbohydrates 587 g195.8%

Dietary Fiber 70.3 g281.2%

Sugars 389 g

Protein 87 g174.5%

Vitamin A 135.4% Vitamin C 100.9%

Calcium 68.5% Iron 254%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Mix dates, margarine and sugar in 3-quart casserole. Cover tightly and microwave on high 4 minutes.
2. Stir in egg and salt. Cover tightly and microwave on medium-high (70%) 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened.
3. Stir in orange peel, orange juice, vanilla, 1/2 cup nuts and the cracker crumbs. Let stand uncovered 10 minutes or until cool.
4. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls, using buttered hands. Roll balls in finely chopped nuts.