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Dried Fruit Nuggets

I have had the last bits of a variety of dried fruits, that had gotton even drier and so I decided to try and cook them and make them into some delicious little nuggets. I took them over when i went to see my little neice who is all of 2years old and told her it was her sweets & she quickly replied “only one sweeeeet”, as she is not allowed to have sweets. She really enjoyed them and so did the rest of the family

Dried Fruit Nuggets

250ml chopped seed less dates

100ml chopped dried apricots

100ml chopped dried figs

75ml desiccated coconut

125ml finely chopped almonds, pistachios and cashews

5ml cinnamon powder

3ml cardamom powder

3ml nutmeg powder

75ml ghee or butter





  1. Heat ghee/butter in a heavy based pot add figs and apricots and sauté for approximately 5minutes or until the fruit is tender
  2. Now add the dates, spices and chopped nuts and allow to cook till the mixture comes together resembling a dough like substance 
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool, before kneading the mixture and making little ping pong ball sizes and roll in powdered edible glitter and store in an air tight container





  1. tandy.sinclair says:

    that is so clever! Have an awesome day 🙂

  2. Zabwan says:

    These sound quite delicious, thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try them!

  3. janicetripepi says:

    Oh yum … such healthy little treats! You have given me such a nice idea now for some sweets that I make – this would make a lovely filling! Thanks angel xxxx have a great day xxx jan

  4. mitzireddy says:

    Its to see a post from u, Usha – have missed your blogs. This looks delicious – I always have dried fruit at home – enjoy eating them – this is a very recipe. Enjoy your week. I am envious – u met Tandy – thats so cool.

  5. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Hi Tandy–thanks, i do try to come up with some interesting ideas. Have a great evening.

  6. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Thanks Mitzi.

  7. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    Hi Jan, thanks, hope you enjoy them. Have a great evening.

  8. HealthyVegetarianFoods says:

    They are delicious and you can experiment with different fruits. Let me know how it turns lot. Have a wonderful weekend

  9. pinkpolkadot says:

    Wow,so easy!! And it sounds delicious! Enjoy the weekend!

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