Apricot And Coconut

Candy Balls

My favorite fruits are apricots. When my wife Janis came across this recipe she realized it was a natural. It is a little tedious the first time but the second round is much easier after learning the technique. Im sure you will enjoy these delicious home-made confections.

Preparation: 1 hour 30 minutes Life Experience Recipe
Serves 4 to 6 persons Betty Crocker
Ingredients:
  • 1 8-ounce package dried apricots, finely diced
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
Procedure
  1. Finely dice apricots. Mix with coconut and milk.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll each in nuts.
  3. Let stand 2 hours, refrigerated, or until firm.
  4. Store in tight fitting container in the refrigerator.

    Variations

    • Apricot-Nut Balls:Mix 2/3 cup chopped nuts into mixture and roll balls in confevtioners' sugar.
    • Lemon-Apricot Balls:Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice in with the apricots.

Original recipe from Betty Crocker's Cook Book, Golden Press, New York, 1976.

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