Chocolatey Fruit Balls
makes 20 balls
1 cup nuts
½ cup dates
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup raisins
2 tablespoons cocoa
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon orange juice (if needed)
Put nuts, dates, apricots, raisins and cocoa in the bowl of your food processor
Blend for 1 minute.
If the mixture does not hold together well add 1 tablespoon of orange juice.
Put coconut and cinnamon in a cup and mix well.
Spread coconut on kitchen paper or foil.
Using your hands, roll teaspoonful lots of mixture into balls.
Toss each ball in coconut.
Put in the fridge until they are firm.
Store in an airtight container.
|source: Kids in the Kitchen © State of Western Australia 2009, reproduced with permission|