Christmas fruit balls
( MAKES 30 balls )
Photo by Tam West
A great little touch when giving these Christmas fruit balls is to include a hand-written card with the recipe.
|6 large||Medjool dates, pitted|
|½ cup||Dried apricots, preferably NZ dried apricots|
|½ cup||Raw almonds|
|¼ cup||Shredded coconut|
|¼ cup||Raisins, I suggest golden raisins|
|¼ cup||Dried cranberries|
|3 large||Dried figs, roughly chopped|
|3 Tbsp||Rolled oats|
|3 Tbsp||Walnuts, toasted|
|3 Tbsp||Pumpkin seeds|
|1 Tbsp||Sunflower seeds|
|2 Tbsp||Runny honey|
|1||Orange, grated zest and juice|
|¼ cup||Pistachio nuts, chopped, for rolling|
|¼ cup||Desiccated coconut, for rolling|
|1 sprinkle||Raspberry powder, optional|
- Place the dates, apricots, almonds, coconut, raisins, cranberries, figs, rolled oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, honey and orange zest and juice in a food processor and process until combined, but leaving the mixture a little chunky.
- Roll mixture into even-sized balls. Place the chopped pistachio nuts and coconut on a plate. Roll the fruit balls in the nuts and coconut until they are evenly coated. Dust with raspberry powder, if using. Place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.
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