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Ingredients: 8 ounces mixed dried fruits (apricots, cherries, pineapple, for example) 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (available at health food stores, or if unavailable, just rinse the sweetened coconut

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Ingredients: 8 ounces mixed dried fruits (apricots, cherries, pineapple, for example) 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (available at health food stores, or if unavailable, just rinse the sweetened coconut

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Ingredients: 8 ounces mixed dried fruits (apricots, cherries, pineapple, for example) 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (available at health food stores, or if unavailable, just rinse the sweetened coconut

Carolina Snowballs

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces mixed dried fruits (apricots, cherries, pineapple, for example)
  • 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (available at health food stores, or if unavailable, just rinse the sweetened coconut under cold water, and pat dry before toasting)
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

Chop dries fruit into ¼-inch pieces. In a medium bowl, mix together fruit, coconut, nuts, and sweetened condensed milk. Sift confectioners’ sugar onto a large plate. Firmly form ¾-inch balls of the mixture, and roll them through the sugar to coat completely. Makes 36 snowballs.

This recipe appeared in Southern Sweets: Down-home desserts from Our State magazine. Recipe by Erica Derr, Greensboro. This recipe also appeared in the February 2004 issue of Our State magazine.

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This story was published on Nov 01, 2011

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