fruit confections

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READY IN: 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb confectioners' sugar, approx. (plus about a cup for rolling)
  • 6
    tablespoons melted margarine or 6 tablespoons butter
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 2
    tablespoons fruit juice (Orange Juice best but can use lemon, lime, pineapple or mango juice.)
  • 34
    cup chopped dried fruit (I prefer dates but can use any dried fruit)
  • 34
    cup chopped nuts (Walnuts or Pecans best but would work with anything)
  • 13
    cup flour
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DIRECTIONS

  • (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.
  • Set aside.
  • Mix together melted margerine/butter, vanilla, juice and confectioners' sugar.
  • Stir in ground nuts and fruit.
  • Stir in as much of the flour as needed to make a fairly stiff dough.
  • Turn dough out onto floured board and knead a few times to make sure all flour is integrated.
  • Will be VERY sticky.
  • Roll with floured rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick (or as thick as desired) Cut into squares or diamonds with butter knife.
  • Roll each square or diamond in powdered sugar.
  • Let sit in cool spot or refrigerator until dry.
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