In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds to bring out their flavor. Remove from heat; cool.
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.
Spread the sugar in a shallow dish. Form the sugarplums into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.