Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crunchy Fruit Balls

These delicious little fruit balls are filled with nutrients and fiber.  They are fresh and would make a wonderful and healthy addition to any Easter basket!  

Crunchy Fruit Balls

1 cup apricots, dried
1 cup coconut, shredded
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tsp. lemon rind, grated
1 tsp. lemon juice, fresh
1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate
2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar*

Steam the apricots for about 10 minutes.  Then, place in a food mill and mix with nuts and coconut.  Add the lemon and lemon juice, lemon rind, and 2 Tbsp. of the confectioners' sugar.  Form into small balls, then roll in shredded coconut to coat.  Allow fruit balls to dry for several hours on a tray or baking sheet before storing.  

Makes 36 small fruit balls (1 pound)

*May substitute stevia to sweeten (1 packet) and 2 Tbsp. soy milk powder.

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