Fruit and Nut Chews

With sweet vanilla chips, chewy fruits and crunchy pistachios, these hearty bites offer something for everyone!

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
1
bag (7 oz) flaked coconut (about 2 2/3 cups)
1
bag (6 oz) dried cherries or cranberries, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
bag (7 oz) dried apricots, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
bag (6 oz) roasted, salted and shelled pistachio nuts, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients except milk with spoon to combine. Pour milk over dry ingredients; stir gently to evenly coat.
  • 3 Spoon heaping teaspoonfuls mixture onto cookie sheets. Moisten fingers with water, and gently form cookies into tighter mounds on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to waxed paper. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients except milk with spoon to combine. Pour milk over dry ingredients; stir gently to evenly coat.
  • 3 Spoon heaping teaspoonfuls mixture onto cookie sheets. Moisten fingers with water, and gently form cookies into tighter mounds on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to waxed paper. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.

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This recipe is based on an old family favorite of Kathy Eich, our kitchen tester. She updated the recipe with pistachio nuts and white vanilla baking chips.

For a pretty presentation, serve these treats in small foil cups.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.