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

EatingWell Test Kitchen


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; total fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 1mg; potassium 53mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugar 7g; protein 0.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 2IU; vitamin cmg; folate 1mcg; calcium 13mg; ironmg; magnesium 10mg; thiaminmg.