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Colorful dried fruits add texture to these crunchy candies.
Place mini foil baking cups or candy cups into 36 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine pretzels, nuts, cranberries and apricots in large bowl; set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Boil 3 minutes. Add white baking chips and orange zest; stir until chips are melted. Pour mixture over nut mixture in large bowl; mix well to coat.
Spoon candy mixture evenly into foil cups. Let stand 15 minutes to set.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Try spraying your hands with vegetable spray as a way of manipulating the dried fruit better.
It was a little hard to stir all the ingredients together; the cranberries tended to bunch up together. I just kept a wet cloth nearby and dabbed my hands on it to help mold the candies together and separate the cranberries. That sweet & salty taste together is excellent. I intend to use these candies in gift baskets so they look very festive in shiny silver candy holders. I will make this again.
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