Orange zest, cinnamon and almonds lend these figgy treats a sophisticated flavor. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

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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; 0.9 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 1 mg sodium. 53 mg potassium; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 2 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mcg folate; 13 mg calcium; 10 mg magnesium;