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Apricot Bonbons

 Apricot Bonbons
Chewy apricots paired with crispy rice cereal and pecans are an unbeatable combination. This recipe doesn't require a candy thermometer, plus the mixture stays pliable awhile, so you don't have to rush.
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, egg, apricots, vanilla
  • and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cook and stir for 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in cereal and pecans. Let stand until cool enough to
  • handle.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place on baking
  • sheets; let stand until completely cool. Reroll in sugar if desired.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight containers. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.