Fruit and Nut Confections

A quick, easy, no bake treat.


25 vanilla wafer cookies

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup mixed dried fruit

2 tablespoons butter


1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Honey Tips

Honey Bees Need Water

To keep their hives strong, beekeepers must place them in locations that will provide abundant nectar sources as well as water.


In a food processor, blend cookies and 1/4 cup walnuts until finely ground. Set aside. Process dried fruit until coarsely chopped. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add honey, cinnamon, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir until combined. Remove from heat. Add chopped fruit and cookie mixture. Mix well. Cool for 10 minutes. Wet hands and form mixture into one inch balls. Roll each in walnuts, then confectioners sugar until well coated. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Yields: about two dozen