*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            APRICOT-ORANGE BALLS
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low-Fat                          Candy
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10       oz           Dried apricots -- or peaches,
                         -7 oz/cup
      2/3   c            Hazelnuts -- or walnuts,
                         -almonds, or pecans
      2/3   c            Sugar, powdered
    2       ts           Grated orange zest
    2       tb           Orange juice -- or rum
                         -----OPTIONAL-----
    3       oz           Bittersweet chocolate
 
   Delicious, nutritious, and definitely quick and easy
   to make for gifts or include on party cookie plates.
   Takes 20 minutes to prepare for rolling.
   
   Toast nuts: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spread nuts in
   shallow pan and bake 5-10 minutes.
   
   Pulse apricots and nuts in food processor just until
   finely chopped. Place mixture in bowl; stir in sugar,
   orange zest, and orange juice. Roll mixture into 1
   balls and arrange close together in shallow pan.
   
   Melt chocolate in glass measuring cup in microwave on
   High for about 1 minute.  Drizzle chocolate over tops
   of candies; or spoon chocolate in plastic snadwich
   bag, cut tiny hole in one corner, and pipe chocolate
   over candies.
   
   Variation:  Instead of chocolate, roll candies in
   granulated sugar.
   
   Store in airtight container in refrigerator about 1
   week.
  
 
 
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