American Pistachio Fruit Chews
These healthy snacks combine a mixture of fresh and dried fruit and pistachios.
Recipe Ingredients:1/2 cup dried apricots or pears
1/2 cup dried apples
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup natural American pistachios, chopped
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons orange juice
3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
- Process dried fruits, pistachios, orange peel and juice in food processor until mixture is finely chopped and sticking together in a mass, about 1 minute.
- Divide mixture into 16 equal pieces and shape into blocks.
- Coat blocks with powdered sugar, tap off excess sugar.
Makes 16 pieces.
Note: If you do not have a food processor, finely chop fruits and pistachios together on cutting board (the nuts keep the fruit from sticking to knife). Combine fruit-nut mixture with orange peel and juice, then shape and coat as above.
Recipe provided courtesy of AmericanPistachios.org