Recipe by cookingpompom
This recipe is from "Making great candy" cookbook. This is not a confectionary item, more like a fruit mince truffle. They are delicious and remind you of Christmas, a simple homemade gift idea. If no food processor is available to you, use a large bowl and metal spoon, be sure to chop all you ingredients very small. I like to use kitchen sheers rather than a knife for dried fruit, which can be sticky and stick to the knife.
Top Review by ladybug810
Delish! I only wish I'd read the reviews before making them, so I'd know to use WET hands to roll the balls...my hands were a sticky mess! I'm experimenting with goodies for Christmas gifts and these have certainly made the list. One batch made 25 sugarplums and I rolled mine in unsweetened, shredded coconut. Thanks for the recipe!
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 2 cups finely chopped toasted almonds
- 1 cup finely chopped dried apricot
- 1 cup finely chopped dried dates
- 1⁄4 cup caster sugar, for rolling (superfine sugar)
Directions See How It's Made
- .Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a ball forms (it should take about 2 minutes).
- With wet hands, roll into balls (about the size of a large cherry) then roll into the extra sugar.
- Store in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks.
- Makes 25 - 35 truffles.