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Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Healthy" Christmas Candy

Take about 3 cups of dried fruit,  a mix of more than one kind is best.   Place in a food processor with about 1 cup of nuts, almonds are good.    Process until coarsely chopped, then put in a bowl and add 2 tbsp. of honey.  Mix well and then form into balls, then roll in powdered sugar or more ground nuts.    You can also line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, then press the fruit and honey mix in the prepared pan and cover with  3 ounces of melted chocolate.  Chill in fridge until firm, then cut into squares.  

You can also add a bit of cinnamon or a drop or two of vanilla or almond or pineapple extract depending on what fruits you are using.   My personal favorite mix is 2/3 diced dried peaches, 1/3 diced dried apricots, almonds and a drop of almond extract, with the honey, then the balls rolled in chopped roasted almonds.