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From: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

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

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 4 ounces dried figs, ( ⅔ cup)
  • ⅓ cup whole or slivered almonds (2 ounces), toasted (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons amaretto, or ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup sugar


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  1. 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.
  2. 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 information

  • Per serving: 42 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 53 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

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