Thursday, April 01, 2010

Chewy Chewy Fruit Chews

Dried fruits make tasty after meal treats, or a delicious addition to a lunch box or tea tray.  Devoid of refined sugars, they also create a healthy and nutritious addition to a child's Easter basket.  And yes, it's alright if mom or dad take a nibble or two of these delightful candies as they are packing the basket!

Chewy Chewy Fruit Chews

1 cup figs, dried
1 cup apricots, dried
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 cup cherries, dried
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup coconut, shredded, unsweetened
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. honey (or alternative liquid sweetener)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Using a food mill, grind the dried fruits and 1 cup of walnuts together.  Add the coconut, salt, and honey.  Mix until well combined.  Shape into small, walnut-sized balls.  Then roll in the additional 1/2 cup of walnuts.  Chill until firm.  Then serve or store until ready to serve.

Makes:  4 dozen candies


Dorothy said...

You're giving me lots of great ideas of snacks to take along on a Road Trip next week! Thanks!

La Tea Dah said...

You're welcome, Dorothy! I'm posting a few more fruit dessert recipes in the days ahead --- maybe some of them would be good for your trip as well. Thanks for your comment!


Vee said...

May I also say how lovely it is in your Cozy Kitchen? The pictures are wonderful. Your kitchen must be beautiful!

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