Citrus coconut balls

These little balls are a fantastic standby for an after-dinner sweet treat, and great to have on hand for unexpected guests.



1.Gently simmer the fruit in the orange juice for about 5 minutes.
2.In a large bowl, crumble the cake and add all of the other ingredients. Mix well and roll into smallish balls.
3.Toss them in a bowl of coconut to coat.
4.Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until required.

• Try making these with a plain vanilla cake and coat in cocoa or raspberry powder. • Any cake will do; perhaps you have leftover cake or muffins going to waste? Just adjust the ingredients to suit. • If you wish, add a dash of liquor such as Grand Marnier, brandy or rum, but do consider if children will be eating these.


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