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(makes about 35)
I'm sure everyone is well educated in the many variations of the classic Rum Balls. This is a very old and much healthier varitation given to me by my Great Aunt Marie. Although I do love the classic, this recipe has a naturally sweet and scrumptious twist. These are perfect for something to nibble with a cup of tea.
- 1 cup dried fruit medley (apples, apricots, sultanas)
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup skim milk powder
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup desicated coconut
Combine dried fruit medley, raisins and dates. Pour boiling water over fruits and leave for 15 minutes. Add skim milk powder, nuts and half the coconut and mix thoroughly. Using clean hands, form into 2cm balls, roll in remaining coconut. Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours before serving.
Variation: Press mixture into a slab tin which has been sprinkled with coconut. Press remaining coconut on top.