Thursday, February 3, 2011

No Bake Snowballs


With snow in the forecast for many in the U.S., here's a perfect project to do with your children!  If you lose power, I suppose you could do a lot of chopping with a chef's knife or food chopper, and still make these snowballs!

2 cups pecans or almonds, chopped
1 ½ cups dried apricot, finely chopped
1 ½ cups coconut, shredded and unsweetened
honey or maple syrup - just enough to hold together

Place an “S” blade in food processor.  With the machine running, alternately add the nuts, dried apricots and sweetener until well mixed.  It will form a ball when done.  Roll into small balls; set aside.  Place coconut in a shallow bowl and roll the fruit and nut balls in the coconut, coating them well, before arranging them on a serving dish.  These freeze well. 

Yield: 25 Snowballs