Sugarplums

This traditional Christmas sweet is low in both calories and fat-and easy to make too.

Number of servings : 2 dozen candies

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 0

Type of meal : | Desserts | Desserts

Special diet :

Ingredients

4 ounces(about 10) dried figs
1/3 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Trim stems from figs. In a food processor, combine figs, almonds, cocoa, and cinnamon, and chop until minced. Add remaining ingredients except sugar, and pulse just until mixed.
  2. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. To serve, arrange balls in shallow dish or place in paper or aluminum candy cups. (Can be made up to 1 week ahead. Store in an airtight container.)

Nutritional information:

Sugarplums
Sugarplums