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

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


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