Diane G.'s Note:
This is something I 'created' many, many years ago when I was trying to make something out of dates that my (then) boyfriend was reluctant to eat. Very High Sugar Content.
My Private Note
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- 1 lb confectioners' sugar, approx. (plus about a cup for rolling)
- 6 tablespoons melted margarine or 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons fruit juice (Orange Juice best but can use lemon, lime, pineapple or mango juice.)
- 3/4 cup chopped dried fruit (I prefer dates but can use any dried fruit)
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts (Walnuts or Pecans best but would work with anything)
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1(My favorite combination is Orange Juice with Dates and Walnuts, but also good with Cranberries and Pecans, or use mango juice with dried pineapples and macadamia nuts for a tropical taste.) Grind nuts and then also mince dried fruit very, very finely in blender or food processor.
- 2Set aside.
- 3Mix together melted margerine/butter, vanilla, juice and confectioners' sugar.
- 4Stir in ground nuts and fruit.
- 5Stir in as much of the flour as needed to make a fairly stiff dough.
- 6Turn dough out onto floured board and knead a few times to make sure all flour is integrated.
- 7Will be VERY sticky.
- 8Roll with floured rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick (or as thick as desired) Cut into squares or diamonds with butter knife.
- 9Roll each square or diamond in powdered sugar.
- 10Let sit in cool spot or refrigerator until dry.
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Nutritional Facts for fruit confections
Serving Size: 1 (846 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 147.1
- Calories from Fat 45
- Total Fat 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 63.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 18.7 g
- Protein 1.1 g
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