These treats are delicious for dessert or breakfast! The original recipe called for dried apricots but since I had dried mango on hand, I substituted. Be sure to use organic for all ingredients as conventional fruits and nuts contains toxic preservatives. Nuts, especially walnuts, can also contain BHT as a preservative which has to been linked to increased risk of cancer. Dried fruits may contain sulphur dioxide (sulfites) which has been linked to respiratory issues. The #1 Rule is to read ingredient labels and buy organic!
1 c of dried organic apricots or mango
1 c. pitted dates
1/2 c raw organic almonds
1/2 c raw organic cashews
1/2 c raw organic walnuts
Set aside 1/2-2/3 cup of pure shredded organic coconut flakes
Place all the items in a bowl (except coconut flakes) and pour boiling water over until covered. Let soak for 15 minutes, drain and add to a food processor. Mix until everything is finely chopped. Roll into small balls and roll in coconut. Store in the refrigerator. Makes about 20-30 balls (depending on the size that you roll them).