Dried fruit balls
May 9, 2013 • Category: Cookies
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.
22 Comments • Comments Feed
A delicious treat!
On May 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Joan Nova says:
This looks like a wonderful treat!
On May 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm
A nice variety to my cookie tray.
On May 9, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Love these for a healthy snack!
On May 10, 2013 at 1:56 am
Lisa the Gourmet Wog says:
Your balls look delicous! Inspired me to make my own 🙂
On May 10, 2013 at 4:24 am
A great treat for those after meal snack cravings
On May 10, 2013 at 11:04 am
I too tend to accumulate dried fruit. GREG
On May 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Let’s see, I think I have dried apricots and figs, I know I have nuts. I just need to pick up some coconut. Can’t wait to try these, Joumana!
On May 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm
Musing Mar says:
Such a good idea for all those bits of dried and fruit and nuts that seem to accumulate. There always seems to be just a bit left over after buying them for a particular recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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On May 12, 2013 at 2:51 am
Des petites balles pleines d’énergie et d’une surprenante finesse…
On May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm
I love it – and I’ll bet it would be fun to try different types of dried fruit, too!
On May 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Oui, Chef says:
I am SO going to teach these treats at my next Cooking Matters class….brilliant! I’ll give you full credit, of course!
On May 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Just yesterday I made something similar- although with petit beurres and sesame. I thought I would like to skip the petit beurres- next time I will try your recipe! Thanks.
On May 30, 2013 at 4:01 am
I made these today and I must say how wonderful they are! I used figs, prunes, apricots, dates, cherries, golden raisins and candied ginger (yes, I cleaned out my tin of dried fruits!) and plumped them in warm water for 30 minutes. I used the pistachios and almonds and only had to use 1 1/2 – 2 T of Lytle’s Golden Syrup (cane sugar), because the fruits were nice and soft, and unsweetened grated coconut. Oh my, thank you, thank you, thank you!
I think there will be some this next year geared to where I live, the PNW. Maybe cherries, blueberries, cranberries, figs, prunes, apricots, hazelnuts and walnuts?
On December 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm
@Scotia: My pleasure! You are in a wonderful area and yes, I would take advantage of the bounty of fruits you are getting there~:)
@Advia: The dried fruits are stiff to begin with, I added a little bit of nuts and the molasses to give it moisture; I probably ran the machine for 30 seconds; if you are worried about it getting puréed, just use the pulse and stop every 5 seconds.
On December 19, 2013 at 12:32 am
There are pieces of fruit and nuts int he picture. Do you run the food processor for a very short period of time? how do you keep everything from getting puree’d? (I’m sure it tastes great nevertheless). Thank you!
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On June 19, 2019 at 9:53 am
Rishi Tiwari says:
I am drooling over these mouth-watering dried fruit balls. They look yummy and quite healthy
On October 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm
Joumana Accad says:
@Rishi Tiwari Glad you like them Rishi!
On October 10, 2021 at 1:12 am