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Orange Coconut Fruit Balls

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    Orange Coconut Fruit Balls

    If you’re not a fan of packaged energy bars, these make-ahead balls of goodness  will help power you down the trail.

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    3/4 cup (180 mL) raisins
    3/4 cup (180 mL) walnuts
    3/4 cup (180 mL)  dried dates, pitted
    3/4 cup (180 mL) dried apricots
    Juice of 1/2 medium  orange
    Zest of 1 medium orange
    1/3 cup (80 mL) unsweetened shredded  coconut

    At home
    In food processor, pulverize raisins, walnuts, dates, and  apricots for 1 to 2 minutes until finely chopped. Add orange juice and zest;  blend for 1 to 2 minutes more or until mixture clumps together.

    Place coconut on plate. Dampen hands with water, form mixture into 1 in (2.5  cm) balls, and roll them in coconut.

    At camp
    Preferably, store balls in a cooler to maintain freshness.

    Makes 14 balls.

    Each ball contains: 122 calories; 2 g protein; 6 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0  g trans fat); 19 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 3 mg sodium

    Source: "Get Fired Up", alive #346, August 2011

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