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A no-bake, make-ahead treat, this perfect combination of fruit and nuts is a nutritious and delicious mouthful. Rolling them in shredded coconut gives them their festive look.

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total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
36
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, cranberries, dates and eggs in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, is pale yellow in color, registers at least 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer and when a spoon is pulled through it, it leaves a clear trail. This will take 6 to 14 minutes, depending on how hot your stove's "medium-low" setting is.

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  • Remove from the heat; stir in pistachios, walnuts, pecans and rum extract. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 45 minutes.

  • With damp or lightly oiled hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls (about 1 generous teaspoon each). Roll each ball in coconut. Place the finished balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and store in the refrigerator.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Place on wax paper; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie
62 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 8.7g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 7.6g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 10.3mg; vitamin a iu 18.9IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 3.7mcg; calcium 5.7mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 6.4mg; potassium 44.4mg; sodium 9.2mg; added sugar 6g.

1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

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