*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Apricot-Orange Balls
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Gift                             Low-Fat
                 Candy
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----ANNE STEIRER, 214-243-8123-----
   10      ounces        Dried apricots; or peaches -- 7 oz/cup
      2/3  cup           Hazelnuts; or walnuts -- almonds, or pecans
      2/3  cup           Sugar -- powdered
    2      teaspoons     Grated orange zest
    2      tablespoons   Orange juice -- or rum
                         -----OPTIONAL-----
    3      ounces        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.
 
  Per piece: 81 calories, 2 gm fat.
 
  Presented by Anne Steirer at a “Healthy Holiday Gifts” seminar on Oct. 24,
 1995.
 
  Sylvia’s comments: tangy, fruity 
  
  Brought to you by MMCONV and Sylvia Steiger, CI$ 71511,2253, Internet
 sylvia.steiger@lunatic.com or du_steiger@venus.twu.edu, moderator of GT
 Cookbook and FringeNet Lowfat & Luscious echoes
 
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