Fruit Truffles

Look for small foil cups in your grocery store to hold these festive fruit filled candies. Fun to make. Kids love to roll them.


24 vanilla wafers

2 cups mixed dried fruit, (cranberries, cherries, apples) or Fruit Bits found in dried fruit section. You will need 2 (7 ounce) packages to get 2 cups.

1 tablespoon orange zest


1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Honey Tips

Honey Never Spoils

No need to refrigerate it. It can be stored unopened, indefinitely, at room temperature in a dry cupboard.


Pulse vanilla wafers in food processor until finely chopped. (Should yield 1 cup.) Transfer to a bowl.
Pulse dried fruit and orange zest in food processor until finely chopped.
In a medium saucepan combine honey, brown sugar, orange juice, butter and vegetable oil. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Mix in wafer crumbs and dried fruit. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes.
With dampened hands, roll fruit mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball to coat in confectioners’ sugar or cocoa powder. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Yield: approx. 3 dozen