Children will love helping you make this simple recipe—and they’ll love eating the lemon balls too!
1 cup dried pineapple pieces (low sugar)
1 cup golden raisins
¾ cup raw cashew nuts
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup fine coconut
1. Put all ingredients except coconut in food processor. Whiz for about 1 minute. At first the ingredients will remain crumbly and separate; then they will begin to stick together in a ball. Continue whizzing about 15 more seconds to chop and blend together.
2. Place fine coconut in a bowl. Scoop out fruit mixture a tablespoon at a time. Shape into a ball with your hands, then roll in coconut and place balls in a flat storage container. Chill before serving.
Tip: A small (4-ounce) ice-cream scoop works great for this! Scoop out and release into the coconut. Shape balls as you roll them in the coconut.
Variation: Try other dried fruits or nuts, such as dried apricots, cranberries, cherries, dates, almonds, or walnuts.
Makes about 16 1-inch balls.