If you are over energy bars that contain more than 90 percent chaff with one or two minuscule pieces of fruit, try these bumble bees. Chewy and jam packed with fruit, Bumble Bees will keep you buzzing for hours.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
- 2 cups mixed dried fruit eg. sultanas,dried apricots, apples, pears etc. chopped to the size of a sultana. See notes
- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts finely chopped ( or nuts of your choice)
- 2/3 395g can condensed milk see notes
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut plus a little extra for rolling
- 1 tbs orange juice
- 7 glace cherries sliced in half
- 30 mini paper patty pans
- Pre heat the oven to a cool 150°C.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the mixed fruit, nuts,1/2 cup of coconut, orange juice and condensed milk.
- with slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into walnut size balls and roll each ball in the extra coconut. See Notes
- Place the bumble bees on a flat tray and top each with a halved cherry pressing very gently .
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray.
- When the Bumble Bees are cold, transfer each to a patty pan and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
- Best eaten cold.
I use Angas Park Fruit Medley . Or you can use a mixture of chopped dried fruit of your choice. Start off with half a can of condensed milk. If the balls hold their shape easily, you wont need the entire 2/3 of a can. If not, add extra a little at a time until they form a ball. Shaping the balls can sometimes be a little tricky. I recommend you do this near a cold water tap. Keep your hands slightly damp and squeeze gently as you shape the balls.
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