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Mini Fruit Truffles

Mini Fruit Truffles 48.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Mar 20, 2013

Here's a no-bake dessert or snack that's good throughout the Passover holiday.

California apricots are called for here because they tend to be less sweet than other varieties.

Make Ahead: The truffles can be refrigerated or frozen between sheets of wax paper for several months; wait to dust them with the sugar until after they have defrosted or come to room temperature.


Servings: 48 small truffles
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces dried california apricots (see headnote)
  • 4 ounces raw unsalted walnut halves or pieces
  • 4 ounces pitted dates
  • 4 ounces dried currants
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • Sugar, preferably superfine, for dusting

Directions

Place the apricots in a food processor and pulse to coarsely chop. Add the nuts and pulse until they are coarsely chopped. Add the dates and pulse to chop, then add the currants and apple juice. Pulse until the mixture sticks to the blade and is well incorporated, like a coarse paste.

Roll a teaspoon of the mixture in your hand to form a ball; repeat to use all of the mixture. Just before serving, drop each ball into a bowl of sugar and toss lightly to coat.


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Adapted from "Helen Nash's New Kosher Cuisine: Healthy, Simple & Stylish" (Overlook, 2012).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per piece: 35


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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