These goodies make yummy holiday gifts and party treats!
Author: American Institute for Cancer Research - www.aicr.org
Suggestions: For a holiday gift, place in wax paper-lined decorative box or tin.
Serves: 15 person(s)
Preparation Time: 30 mins
4 dried Turkish figs, stemmed and coarsely chopped *
1/4 cup preserved ginger, coarsely chopped **
5 oz pitted dates, quartered
1/4 cup golden raisins, unpacked
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp grated orange zest (optional)
1 Tbsp orange juice
1/3 cup reduced-fat unsweetened shredded coconut **
Spread coconut in wide, shallow bowl. Moistening hands lightly with cold water, form fruit mixture into balls slightly larger than 3/4-inch (balls should be bite-sized). Roll dried fruit balls in coconut, coating evenly. Place coconut-coated balls on plate.
Dried fruit balls can be stored in airtight, wax paper-lined container for 2 days at room temperature and one week in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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