No-Bake Date Snowballs

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time45 mins
  • Makes40 Balls
No-Bake Date Snowballs

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Andrew Grinton


  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pitted dates

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

  • pinch salt

  • 2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds


  • Combine dates, honey, orange juice, butter, cinnamon and salt in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring, for 5 min or until mixture is thick and shiny and reduced to just more than 1 cup. Scrape into a bowl, add rice cereal and stir until fully combined.

  • Place bowl in the refrigerator for 30 min or until cooled to room temperature.

  • Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized balls (about the size of a cherry).

  • Put sesame seeds in a shallow bowl and roll balls in them to coat. Chill in the refrigerator until completely firm.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 1g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 20mg.