Do not believe it, but sweets are also useful: especially if it's sweets from dried fruits and nuts cooked with your own hands. Such dishes are ideal for people who follow their figure. It is a storehouse of vitamins and a source of energy: because they are simply indispensable for athletes and people who lead an active lifestyle. Yes, and just useful: for adults and for children - because candy made by own hands, contain only natural nuts and dried fruits.
- Dried apricots or dried apricots - 250 grams;
- raisins light and dark - 200 grams;
- dried prunes - 250 grams;
- walnuts - 200 grams;
- coconut chips - 80 grams.
Useful sweets from dried fruits and nuts. Step-by-step recipe
In order to prepare homemade sweets from dried fruits and nuts, we need a food processor or a blender. Or, as a last resort - an ordinary meat grinder.
- First you need to prepare all the dried fruits: that is, first soak in cold water, rinse thoroughly in a flowing, then scald with boiling water and dry with a towel. Nuts dry a little in the oven.
Council. The more beautiful the dried fruits look, the more likely they contain chemicals (sulfur dioxide or sulfurous anhydride). It is he who helps to preserve dried fruit such a beautiful appearance and does not deteriorate: because it is a preservative. I recommend buying dark dried apricots: it is firmer than usual and can be with small specks on the peel. Such dried apricots were dried, most likely, without additional chemical treatment.
- We interrupt in the blender nuts until the formation of nut crumbs. Nuts can be taken for home sweets any that you like: hazelnuts, almonds, cashews. But first all the nuts need to dry well and remove the husks
Council. In almonds husks will be easier to remove if it is first lowered for a few minutes into boiling water, then drain in a colander and remove the skin. But then you need to immediately lower it into the cold water so that the almond kernels do not change color. And only after that you can dry in the oven.
- The same principle grind the remaining dried fruit: raisins, dried apricots and prunes. For a recipe of useful home-made candy, prunes are chosen one that does not smell of smoke. After all, most likely, manufacturers use liquid smoke, which will not be of use - and the fragrance will interrupt the natural smell of sweets.
In general, for this recipe for sweets, you can use those dried and dried fruits and berries that you like: for example, pitted dates, figs or cherries.
- You can add one third of the lemon to dried fruits, if they are too sweet. Or, conversely, a few spoons of honey - if you feel acidity.
- All components of the recipe for chocolates, cooked at home, you need to mix thoroughly with the addition of half of the coconut shavings. We will get a viscous, plastic mass. We form small candies in the form of balls or pyramids. Inside each candy you can put a nut or almonds.
- We roll out the sweets in coconut shavings and put them on the dish: to dry a little.
Run useful candy can be in poppy, cocoa powder or nut crumbs - from this, hand-cooked sweets from dried fruits and nuts, will become more diverse and better in taste. And what other useful sweets for your relatives can be made from nuts and dried fruits, you can find out by looking at our website "I love cooking".