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Apricot Bonbons

"Chewy apricots paired with crispy rice cereal and pecans are an unbeatable combination. This recipe doesn't require a candy thermometer, plus the mixture stays pliable awhile, so you don't have to rush."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings

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  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, egg, apricots, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and pecans. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place on baking sheets; let stand until completely cool. Reroll in sugar if desired. Refrigerate in an airtight containers.


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This is sooooo tasty! I made this for our town's Apricot Festival and they were a hit. I only rolled half in icing sugar for a stronger visual presentation. They are sweet enough without the ici...

These were a huge success with my "test audience." Very easy to make, though time consuming. Be sure to really pack the balls so that they stay together when you roll them in the confectioner's ...

I brought these to our family Christmas and three were eaten. I froze them and brought them to our New Year's Eve party...three were eaten. I ended up throwing them out. They were okay tasting, ...

I made these and put them in holiday baskets for my friends and family. Huge hit! Everyone loved them and they weren't very hard to make.