Orange apricot balls

Yield: 25 Servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)
2 cups Ground vanilla wafers
½ cup Plus 2 T confectioner's sugar
¼ cup Finely choped slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons Frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Combine apricots and Grand Marnier in small bowl, let stand at least 1 hour to soften. In medium bowl, combine vanilla wafers, ½ c confectioner's sugar and almonds. Stir in apricots with liquid and orange juice concentrate. Blend well. Form 1-inch balls. Roll balls in 2 T confectioner's sugar. Place in airtight container for at least 2 days for flavors to develop; refrigerate for longer storage.

If desired, roll in additional confectioner's sugar before serving.

Orange-apricot balls will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

Allow to come to room temperature before serving. Makes 25.

Source: Safeway Preferred Customer News, December 1991 Enjoy.

Barbara

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