I found this recipe in my spring 2008 Clean Eating Magazine... so very yummy! The recipe is similar to some pecan spice delights that I made in December with a slightly different twist. The paper cups and scalloped paper doily are from a party in a box kit by Martha Stewart Crafts.
Dried Fruit Coconut Balls Makes 1 dozen
½ cup raisins (I was out so I used dried cranberries.)
¾ cup walnuts
½ cup dates, pitted
½ cup dried apricots
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
unsweetened shredded coconut
In food processor, pulverize raisins, walnuts, dates, and apricots for 1-2 minutes until finely chopped. Add juice and zest. Blend for 1-2 minutes until mixture clumps together. Drop by tablespoon onto a plate. Place about ½ cup coconut in bowl. Dampen hands slightly with water, then form into balls and roll them in coconut. Store in refrigerator.