in the kitchen

in the kitchen

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fudge and Fruit

Fudge Fruit Cookies
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup diced dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup Nutella
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup ground hazelnuts (or walnuts, almonds etc.)
Mix oats, coconuts and fruit in a mixing bowl then set aside. In a medium sauce pan mix sugar, cocoa and salt together. Stir in milk. Add Nutella and butter then place over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches 210 degrees (use a candy thermometer). Pour fudge over oat and fruit mixture. Stir until well combined and allow to cool a few minutes. Scoop out tablespoon sized portions and roll into a ball. Roll balls in ground hazelnuts and place on waxed paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Hints: These are quick to make cookies and can be eaten slightly warm. You could substitute peanut butter for the Nutella. You can also make the cookies smaller if you want. A bite size portion is best.

These are really fun to make and eat. What's not to love? Fudgey, chewy, nutty bites of goodness. They are hard to leave alone and make an excellent addition to a holiday cookie platter. They are also nice to make in the summer because they are no-bake so the oven won't heat up the house at all.

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