Coconut Cranberry Balls

12 ounces dried apricots
1-1/2 cups pecans
2 cups cranberries, rinsed and drained
Grated rind from 1 orange
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 pound confectioners' sugar
13-1/2 ounces graham cracker crumbs
1 7-ounce package flaked coconut

In a food processor, combine apricots, pecans, and cranberries; process until coarsely ground.  
Transfer to a bowl. Stir in orange rind, butter, sugar, and cracker crumbs until mixture clings together.  
Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 2 hours.
Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls.  
Roll balls in coconut.  Store in refrigerator.
The coconut may be tinted red or green by using a few drops of food coloring and rubbing into the coconut for the 
Christmas holiday season.
They make great gifts for the holiday hostess


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