This recipe was clipped from the Farm Journal in a holiday treats article titled “Best-Ever Candy” published in 1966. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

Vintage Apricot Nuggets Recipe ClippingApricot Nuggets

“These easy-to-make candies will add variety and color to my holiday gift boxes”–Kansas

1 lb. box confectioners sugar
6 tblsp. melted butter or margarine
2 tblsp. orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (11 oz.) pkg. dried apricots, ground (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 c. chopped pecans

  • Combine sugar, butter, orange juice and vanilla. Add apricots; mix, then knead in bowl until ingredients are well mixed.
  • Form into 1″ balls. Roll in chopped nuts. Store in refrigerator or freezer in covered container. Flavor improves with storage. Makes 6 dozen candies.

Variation: Substitute 1 1/2 c. shredded coconut for pecans.

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