Date Bran Jingle Balls

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Date Bran Jingle Balls

Date Bran Jingle Balls

Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

Serves 16

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 55 min.


  • 2 cups bran flakes cereal
  • 3/4 cup whole pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons brandy, orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, date sugar, coconut or toasted wheat germ

Cooking Directions

Step 1

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

Step 2

Scoop tablespoon-size portions and shape with greased hands into balls. Roll each ball in chopped nuts (or date sugar or coconut or wheat germ). Place on wax paper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving or storing.