Quick and easy to make, these apricot-based bonbons are perfect for gifts or last-minute bake-sale contributions.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994


Recipe Summary

50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine apricots and hazelnuts in a food processor; pulse just until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in sugar, rum and orange zest. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, arranging them close together in rows on a baking sheet; set aside.

  • Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Remove the top pan from the heat and let stand for 1 minute to cool slightly. Dip a table knife into the melted chocolate and drizzle it decoratively over the tops of the candies. (Alternatively, spoon the chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner. Pipe the chocolate over the candies.) Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, at least 30 minutes.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Tip: To toast hazelnuts: Spread nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 10.9g; fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 149IU 3% DV; vitamin c 0.4mg 1% DV; folate 3.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 15.8mg 2% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 5.2mg 2% DV; potassium 169.8mg 5% DV; sodium 8.9mg; thiaminmg 2% DV.