Apricot-Coconut Balls

Apricot-Coconut Balls
Lemon, Pineapple, and Macadamia Cups (bottom) and Apricot-Coconut Balls (center)

Creamy marshmallow, crisp rice cereal, and mixture of fruit create decadent Apricot-Coconut Balls. Plated with Lemon, Pineapple, and Macadamia Cups.

Apricot-Coconut Balls
Makes approximately 44
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1⅓ cups minced dried unsweetened coconut, divided
  • ¾ cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  1. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt together marshmallows and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cereal, ⅓ cup coconut, dried apricots, and apricot preserves, stirring until well combined.
  2. Place remaining 1 cup coconut in a medium bowl.
  3. Using a 1-tablespoon levered scoop, divide mixture into mounds. Roll each mound into a ball, and roll balls in coconut, coating completely. Place in candy cups, if desired. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.


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