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Orange-Date Balls Recipe

Makes 60 cookies

75 calories per candy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pk chopped dates (16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 cup toasted whole wheat
  • Flake cereal
  • 1 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts


Instructions:

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



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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Orange
Fruit / Date
Nut
Course:Dessert
Snacks
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Microwave
Dish:Cookies
Special Diet:Low Fat
Difficulty:Easy

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