Start in a plank position. Bring index fingers and thumbs to meet, forming a triangle under chest. Bend elbows and lower torso as close to ground as possible. Push through palms to straighten arms. Modify this move by dropping to knees. Do 10 reps.
Start in a forearm plank. Keeping abs tight and spine long, pick up right arm and right palm on ground. Repeat on left side, ending up in a high-plank position. Now reverse the movement, replacing right palm with right elbow and left palm with left elbow. That’s 1 rep. Be sure to keep hips still and facing the ground throughout the routine. Do 10 reps, alternating starting arms with each rep.
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped candied pineapple
1 cup red and green candied cherries, chopped
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients until blended. Divide mixture into three portions. Shape each portion into a 10×2-in. rectangle. Roll each rectangle in confectioners’ sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut logs crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Originally published as Fruit Roll in Cookies & Candies 2014 Bookazine