Healthy Christmas Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
While these are called sugar plums, there are actually no plums in this recipe. There's almonds, figs, cocoa, cinnamon, honey, orange zest, almond extract and a bit of sugar.
1/3 cup slivered almonds (2 ounces)
4 ounces dried figs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
In a small dry skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds to bring out their flavor. Remove from heat; cool.
Combine figs, cocoa, cinnamon and almonds in a food processor and pulse just until they become the size of peppercorns.
Add honey, orange zest and extract. Pulse 3 or 4 times more or just until mixed in. Spread the sugar in a shallow dish.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Makes about 2 dozen sugar plums.
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