Apricot-Orange Balls

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Title: Apricot-Orange Balls
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Candy

Ingredients:

10 oz Dried apricots or peaches
2/3 c Hazelnuts; walnuts, almonds,
-or pecans
2/3 c Powdered sugar
2 ts Grated orange zest
2 tb Orange juice or rum
3 oz Bittersweet chocolate
-(optional)


Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 23:27:01 -0500

From: kmeade@ids2.idsonline.com (The Meades)
Delicious, nutritious, and definitely quick and easy to make for gifts or
include on party cookie plates. Takes 20 minutes to prepare for rolling.

Toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread nuts in shallow pan and bake 5-10
minutes.

Pulse apricots and nuts in food processor just until finely chopped. Place
mixture in bowl; stir in sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. Roll mixture
into 1" balls and arrange close together in shallow pan.

Melt chocolate in glass measuring cup in microwave on High for about 1
minute. Drizzle chocolate over tops of candies; or spoon chocolate in
plastic snadwich bag, cut tiny hole in one corner, and pipe chocolate over
candies.

Variation: Instead of chocolate, roll candies in granulated sugar.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator about 1 week.

Per piece: 81 calories, 2 gm fat.

Presented by Anne Steirer at a "Healthy Holiday Gifts" seminar on Oct. 24,
1995.

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