Fruit & Nut Ball Variations

The Suppers menu does not provide for much in the way of dessert because we avoid refined foods. Here is one exception: delicious “cookies” made by blending finely chopped dried fruits and nuts. These are extremely sweet, a treat.

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 cup
raisins (rinsed with hot water and drained)
1 1⁄2 cup
almonds (processed to a fine crumb)
1 cup
pitted dates
 
dried coconut

Instructions

In the food processor, combine the finely processed almonds, raisins and dates. They will start to form a ball. Take bite-sized pieces of the dough and roll them into a ball, then roll them in coconut or finely chopped nuts.  Variations:  Add 1 TBS cocoa powder to the dough.  Add 1 tsp of cinnamon to the dough.  Add 1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut to the dough.  Use other nuts: walnuts, pecans, or filberts.  Use other dried fruit: apricots, figs, currants.  Soak the raisins in the juice of a fresh orange or lemon instead of using hot water.  

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