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Dried Fruit & Nut Bites

Dried Fruit & Nut Bites

Dried Fruit & Nut Bites

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Dried Fruit & Nut Bites
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Course: Ball Cookies, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy




  • 6 large dried medjool dates (pits removed)

  • 6 large dried figs (small stem removed)

  • 6 dried apricots

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom

  • 2 tablespoons Grand Mariner liqueur (or orange juice)

  • 1/4 cup sugar or finely dessicated coconut for rolling


  • Put all ingredients except sugar in a large food processor, start out pulsing then on high for about 1 minute or until 1 large ball is formed. Separate the ball into smaller pieces and put back into the food processor, pulse again until 1 ball forms again. Take small amounts (about the size of a large marble) and roll lightly in your hand then in the sugar or coconut, and place on waxed paper in an air-tight container. Continue with the remainder of fruit paste. Makes about 40 depending on the size ball.


  • From Tracy L. Jarvis who says: “Bite sized morsels that taste like old fashioned date nut bread or fruit cake without all the guilt of a full sized piece.”
  • Photo by Marco Verch under Creative Commons license.


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(example: Sue in LA)

This is nearly identical to an old, old recipe from my grandmother. My only suggestion - after rolling in red or green sugar, stick a whole clove in the top of each one. Adds interest, and a nice scent.
- John in flyover country
I made these today instead of rolling in sugar I rolled some in coconut, or nuts and colored sugar. Easy.
- A Baker
I loved these! I made them for a family gathering and they were quite a hit. As long as you follow the recipe exactly, they turn out amazing and can join the ranks of holiday favorites!
- lindsay
very very good thank you.
- A Baker
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