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Fruit and Nut Chews

Fruit and Nut Chews
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 48

With sweet vanilla chips, chewy fruits and crunchy pistachios, these hearty bites offer something for everyone! ...MORE+ LESS-

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)

Steps

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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.

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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
15g
Protein
2g
% 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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