Total Time
35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you love almonds and want the combined health benefits of nuts and fruit, these are a great dessert! From the Almond Board of California.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whole natural almonds, toasted*
  • 1 (6 ounce) packagemixed dried fruit
  • 1 12 tablespoons honey
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 12 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or 1 12 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  1. Place almonds in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade; process until finely chopped.
  2. Add fruit, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Pulse on and off a few times, then process to make a rough paste.
  4. Add liqueur/juice and process to make a firm, sticky paste. (Add more liqueur/juice, a few drops at a time, if needed to make a slightly moist dough.)
  5. Shape into 1-inch balls, rolling between palm of hands.
  6. Pack loosely in airtight container with waxed paper between layers.
  7. *To toast almonds:.
  8. Spread almonds in an ungreased baking pan.
  9. Place in 350-degree oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are lightly brown; stir once or twice to assure even browning. Almonds will continue to brown slightly after removing from oven.

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