I am not sure how or why it happened, but I suddenly found my fridge, freezer and cupboard bursting with packages of dried fruits and nuts. These are the solution; made in minutes and perfect for a breakfast on-the-go or a case of the munchies at eleven PM. INGREDIENTS:
- 2 cups assorted dried fruits ( I used figs, prunes and apricots)
- 1/2 cup roasted nuts ( I used pistachios and almonds)
- 1/4 cup grape molasses or honey (add more if the paste is too stiff)
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
METHOD: 1. Place the fruits and nuts in the bowl of a food processor; run the machine and add the molasses or honey to obtain a thick paste. Either form the paste into balls or pat onto a brownie pan. If balls are used, dip in the coconut. Otherwise, sprinkle coconut all over the pan; dry out for a couple of hours and cut into bars. Balls can be kept in the fridge in a box.
NOTE: If your fruits are too dry, you can soak them in a little hot tea or liqueur to plump up for a couple of hours; also, if you don’t want to do this, you can add a touch more of honey or molasses to make the mixture hold together better.