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)

Calories 42, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 1g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 20mg.

This article was originally published on Dec 22, 2016

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