We partnered with Lakewood Juices to sponsor Glazer Children’s Museum’s Whisk in Wednesdays. For the second week, we made healthy fruit “candies” and they were a hit! The kids got to try each ingredient separately and then all together in the candies. It was a great way for them to explore dried fruits.
- 2 Cups Pitted dates
- 1 Cup Golden raisins
- 1 Cup Dried cranberries
- 1 Cup Dried apricots
- 1/4 tsp. Kosher/Sea salt
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Lakewood Apple Juice, as needed
Place all the ingredients except for the apple juice in a food processor fitted with a metal blade; pulse/process until the dried fruits are finely ground. With the processor still running, add a couple drops of apple juice at a time to make the mixture stick together.
Using a spatula, transfer mixture into a bowl. Using your hands, form small round balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.