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  December 09, 2023

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Joy to the World Fruit Balls Recipe

Recipe: Joy to the World Fruit Balls Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary


1 (8 oz.) pkg. dried apricots, chopped fine
2 T lemon juice
2 1/2 C coconut, flaked
1/4 C sweetened condensed milk
2/3 C pecans, chopped fine


  • Place the chopped apricots into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and toss to combine.
  • Add the coconut.
  • Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and stir well making sure all the ingredients are combined.
  • Place wax paper over a large baking sheet.
  • Place the pecans into a shallow bowl.
  • Form balls with the apricot mixture.
  • Roll the balls in the pecans to completely cover.
  • Place in a single layer, 1 in. apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Let the candy stand 2 hours or until firm.

Serving Size:  4 dozen

For something a little different add the pecans to the fruit mixture when adding the coconut.  Roll in confectioner's sugar or red and green sprinkles. 

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