ballsThese sweet treats are tasty and high in fibre.

They make an ideal snack and are great to give as a gift.

(Makes about 20 balls)

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Ingredients

1/4 cup almonds

1/2 cup coconut

1/3 cup dried apricots, finely chopped

1 cup dates, finely chopped                                                     

1 cup ready to eat pitted prunes, finely chopped                  

grated rind of 1 orange

2-3 T orange juice

extra coconut

 

Method

  1. Place the almonds in the food processor and chop finely. Add the coconut and the grated rind.
  2. Add the dried fruits, one at a time, and chop until fine.
  3. Add orange juice and mix thoroughly.
  4. Shape into small balls (large walnut size) and roll in coconut.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

 

* Prunes can be substituted with other dried fruit, eg. raisins, sultanas or figs

 

Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre