Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hurry-Up No-Bake Fruit & Nut Coconut Balls

(Need a batch of colorful cookies in a big hurry, without baking them?  Try this recipe.)

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

Place sharp blade in food processor.  With the machine running, alternately add the nuts, dried apricots, cranberries and sweetener until well mixed.  It will form a ball when done.  Hand 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 Coconut Balls