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Fruit and Nut Chews

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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With sweet vanilla chips, chewy fruits and crunchy pistachios, these hearty bites offer something for everyone!

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)

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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