Orange zest, cinnamon and almonds lend these figgy treats a sophisticated flavor.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine figs, almonds, cocoa and cinnamon in a food processor; pulse just until the almonds and figs are the size of peppercorns. Add honey, orange zest and amaretto (or almond extract) and pulse 3 or 4 times more, just until mixed in.

  • Spread the sugar in a pie plate or shallow dish. Form the fig mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week.

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

Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 7.5g; fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 1.7IU; vitamin c 0.4mg 1% DV; folate 1.4mcg; calcium 13.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 9.7mg 3% DV; potassium 52.6mg 2% DV; sodium 0.8mg; thiamin 0mg 1% DV.