Christmas Fruit Balls Recipe

Coconut Fruit Balls
submitted by sumit at ifood.tv

Summary

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Ingredients

 Mixed red and green candied pineapple3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
 Chopped pitted dates3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Chopped candied ginger1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped walnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sifted all purpose flour2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Eggs2
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Melted margarine/Butter3 Tablespoon
 Colored sugar/Coconut1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3539 Calories from Fat 1192

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 127 g195.9%

Saturated Fat 16.3 g81.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 423 mg

Sodium 1676.2 mg69.8%

Total Carbohydrates 564 g188%

Dietary Fiber 26.2 g104.9%

Sugars 438.9 g

Protein 43 g85.2%

Vitamin A 41.9% Vitamin C 0.08%

Calcium 58.5% Iron 74.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Combine chopped pineapple, dates, ginger and nuts in a bowl.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt over the mixture and mix in well by hand.
Beat eggs and sugar together and add melted margarine.
Stir into the fruit mixture.
When well blended spread evenly in a greased 9 X 9-inch pan.
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir once.
Return to oven and bake at 325F for 20 to 30 minutes longer.
Mixture should still be quite soft.
Cool slightly.
Have colored sugar ready.
Take out spoonfuls of the baked fruit mixture and roll in colored sugar to form little balls.
Let cool completely before storing.
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