Easy no-bake date nut balls – great for the Holidays

YIELD: 16 cookies

INGREDIENTS:                                                       AMOUNT

Bran flakes cereal (or brown-rice bran flakes) 2 cups
Whole pitted dates (chopped) ¾ cup
Pecans, toasted ½ cup
Cinnamon ½ tsp
Honey 3 TBsp
Cream cheese (softened) 2 TBsp
Orange juice 2 tsp
Finely chopped nut, coconut or wheat germ (toasted) or 50/50 mix wheat germ/ground flaxseed ½ cup


1) Place cereal, dates and pecans in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add honey, cream cheese and orange juice and pulse until a stiff dough forms.

2) Scoop tablespoon-size portions and shape with greased hands into balls. Roll each ball in chopped nuts (or coconut or wheat germ or 50/50 mix wheat germ/ground flaxseed). Place on wax paper.

3) Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Nutritional Information Per cookie: 104 calories, 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono), 2 mg cholesterol, 14 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 2 g fiber, 42 mg sodium, 111 mg potassium.

1 carbohydrate serving

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

1.       Adapted from EatingWell.com  Nov/Dec 2007  by Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. by following the MPN™.  Original recipe was created by Trishna Kruse.  Selected by, Kristine Scangas.

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