Apricot balls made with dried apricots, condensed milk, coconut and brown sugar

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mince apricots in a food processor. Place in a bowl and toss with brown sugar. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut and condensed milk. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in coconut. Keep refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 5.6mg 2% DV; sodium 29.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Everyone loved these they were easy to make and really good. The only thing is that I'm Canadian and I don't know the conversions too well so I put a little much of the condensed milk I'd suggest to pour a little then mix and keep pouring until desired consistancy. Happy eating...mmmmm... Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2004
Taste-wise these are great. But they are very messy to make. I needed far more coconut than the recipe called for; I ran out and had to throw away about 1/3 of the apricot mix. Perhaps less condensed milk would make these easier. Read More
(15)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Everyone loved these they were easy to make and really good. The only thing is that I'm Canadian and I don't know the conversions too well so I put a little much of the condensed milk I'd suggest to pour a little then mix and keep pouring until desired consistancy. Happy eating...mmmmm... Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
I have a recipe very similar to this and I thought I could add a few suggestions based on other readers comments. Instead of rolling in additional coconut roll in powdered sugar - works great and costs less! Also you can leave these out overnight covered with a tea towel to "dry out" and they won't be mushy as they are when you first roll them. One more thing...I think these are sweet enough without brown sugar. Great recipe - I was surprised but happy to find a version on this site for comparison! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2004
I made these with chopped pecans and very little brown sugar. In fact I think the sugar can be omitted entirely! I froze them overnight before serving -- they're fine right out of the freezer or thawed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2004
Taste-wise these are great. But they are very messy to make. I needed far more coconut than the recipe called for; I ran out and had to throw away about 1/3 of the apricot mix. Perhaps less condensed milk would make these easier. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2004
This is a wonderfully different candy treat. If you're tired of serving the same old Christmas confections try this! My first batch was really good. The second time I experimented: for some texture I added 1/3 cup of toasted finely chopped pecans in with the apricot/milk mixture then rolled them in toasted coconut. Yummy both ways! Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2007
The canned milk made this recipe runny. I think the next time I make this recipe will use only half of the canned milk. and cut the brown sugar in half. It is quite sweet. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2005
After reading the reviews I added less condensed milk; deleted sugar; rolled balls in crushed VANILLA WAFERS. This is a healthy treat. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2004
This is a delicious recipe and is soooo easy and quick to make. But I agree with the other reviews - watch the amount of condensed milk - add it gradually until you have the right consistency. These were a hit at my house! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
A tip to make these much easier to roll is to dip your fingertips in a little bit of water as needed and you will be able to roll really easily!! To sweet use less sugar! but very good. Read More
(7)
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