Trying to eat healthier? This might be an alternative if you like candy. It's an old recipe that fits today's trend toward whole foods and packing nutrition into small portable bites. It calls for milk chocolate, but you could use dark chocolate, instead (for the antioxidants). Just in time for Valentine's Day candy-making!
Pioneer Fruit Candy
1 lb. raisins
1/2 lb. figs
1/2 lb. dates
1 C stoned prunes
Juice and whole rind of 1 orange (the rind has antioxidants)
1 C walnuts, broken
Grind together fruit, orange rind and nuts. Shape into balls or into flat bars. Candy should be allowed to stand for 24 hours in order to ripen before eating. Dipping these fruit candies in melted milk chocolate makes them exceptionally tasty.
Linda Vee Anderson, Wilburton, OK
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