TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons orange juice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 30 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a food processor, combine the apricots, coconut, lemon peel and orange peel. Cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until blended. Sprinkle work surface with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Knead apricot mixture until smooth about 15-20 times. Add orange juice if necessary to moisten mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in remaining sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Apricot Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p39

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