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Fruit and Nut Balls

Adapted from Chicago Tribune, Good Eating section, March 17, 2010

This easy candy recipe is adaptable enough to accommodate other add-ins of your choice, such as cornflakes, rice cereal, or other chopped, dried fruit (e.g. dates) or nuts (e.g. pecans) of your choice.

Makes 18 balls

Ingredients
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Dried Apricots*
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Almonds*
1/3 cup raisins
5 ounces white chocolate
1/3 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut*
  1. Chop apricots, almonds and raisins very fine or use a food processor.
  2. Put white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat 15 seconds on medium power; stir. Repeat until almost melted. Remove and stir until last morsels melt. Cool slightly. 
  3. Stir in chopped fruit, almonds and coconut into white chocolate.
  4. Form into small balls. 
  5. Put the balls on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet; let set 1 to 2 hours. If mixture seems runny at first, chocolate may have been overheated. Wait for mixture to cool and it will hold together more easily to be rolled into balls.
  6. Drizzle balls with additional melted white chocolate.

Nutrition Information per piece: 
68 calories
3g fat (2g sat. fat)
2mg cholesterol
10g carbohydrates
1g protein
14mg sodium
1g fiber

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