Cookies: Date Balls

posted by Connie 12-09-101 12:41 PM

Date Balls
the Diabetic Gourmet

3 tablespoons margarine
2 eggs, well beaten
2/3 cups Isomalt
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups dry rice cereal
1 cup chopped English Walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut

In a heavy 2-quart saucepan melt the margarine. Set aside.

In a bowl, beat the eggs and Isomalt together. Add the chopped dates. Pour this mixture into the saucepan with the melted margarine. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very thick. Remove from heat. Add rice cereal, nuts and vanilla extract. Allow mixture to cool to lukewarm, or until it can be handled comfortably. Form into 1" balls. Roll the balls in the shredded coconut. Refrigerate to set.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Yield: 80 Pieces - Serving = 1 Piece

Calories: 27.5; Fat: 1.83 grams; Carbohydrates: 2.7 grams; Protein: .41 grams; Sodium: 5.76 mg;Cholesterol: 5.33 mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 1/4 Starch/Bread; 1/4 Fat

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