Sugarplums

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 59 calories
    • Fat 1 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 1 mg
    • Protein 1 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 15 mg
  • November 2001

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/2cup slivered almonds
  2. Check 4ounces dried figs
  3. Check 2tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. Check 3tablespoons honey
  6. Check grated zest from 1 orange (1 tablespoon)
  7. Check 1/2teaspoon almond extract
  8. Check 3/4cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds to bring out their flavor. Remove from heat; cool. 
  2. Combine the figs, cocoa, cinnamon, and almonds in a food processor, pulsing until peppercorn-size balls form. Add the honey, orange zest, and almond extract. Pulse 3 or 4 times more until well mixed.
  3. Spread the sugar in a shallow dish. Form the sugarplums into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.