Recipe by Olha
Healthy fruit candy made from dried prunes, dates, raisins, walnuts, and honey, ground, made into balls and rolled in confectioners' sugar or pressed in pan and chocolate poured over.
Top Review by So Cal Gal
What a great recipe--it's the perfect guilt-free alternative to chocolate truffles!! The prunes, dates, raisins, and walnuts create a rich, decadent candy with a wonderful flavor and texture! I scaled the recipe down to 1/8 pound (to test it--and because we don't have a food mill...so I had to chop everything by hand) and that made 9 small candy balls. The fruit/nut mixture was easy to work, held together very well, and adhered nicely to the sugar coating (I used regular white sugar because we didn't have any confectioner's sugar). I look forward to making this candy during the winter holidays! Thank you, Olga Drozd, for a wonderful recipe!!
- 1 cup dried prune, pitted
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup walnuts or 1 cup blanched and peeled almonds
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar (about) or 2 ounces sweet chocolate (about)
Directions See How It's Made
- Grind all of the fruits and nuts in the food processor. Add the honey and mix thoroughly.
- Shape the mixture into small balls and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar.
- Alternatively, line a pan 8 inches square with wax paper or parchment paper. Pack the fruit and nut mixture firmly into the pan to a depth of about 3/4 inch. Melt the chocolate over warm water, and cover the mixture with the melted chocolate. Let it harden, then cut the candy into 1-inch squares.