Southern Comfort, Fruit, and Nut Balls

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup dates, pitted and diced
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup Southern Comfort liqueur
2 T. brown rice syrup
1 T. orange juice
1 t. orange zest
1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a food processor, place the graham cracker crumbs, raisins, dates, walnuts, and apricots, and pulse a few times to finely chop all of the ingredients. Add the Southern Comfort, brown rice syrup, orange juice, and zest, and pulse a few times to fully incorporate everything. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 1/2-inch balls, and roll the balls in the shredded coconut. Store in an airtight container. The flavor of these treats improves with age, so it is best to make them a few days ahead.

Yield: 4 Dozen


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