Each of these bite-size savory treats has a bit of dried fruit tucked inside for a slightly sweet surprise. They make wonderful holiday gifts as well as elegant little hors d'oeuvres. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

Jim Romanoff


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  • Line a plate or small tray with wax paper. Place nuts in a shallow dish. Scoop a heaping 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and press a piece of dried apricot (or fig) into the center. Wrap the cheese around the dried fruit to form a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts to create a crust; set on the plate or tray. Repeat with remaining goat cheese, dried fruit and nuts.



Make Ahead Tip: The kisses will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; 2 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 33 mg sodium. 23 mg potassium; 0.9 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1.5 g protein; 127 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 12 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
Center substitution I used pistachios and substituted a small chopped piece of red bell pepper in the center instead of the dried apricot. Delish! Pros: Fast easy to make easy to eat Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect simple appetizer I'd use good goat cheese and I used pistachios. Ended up chopping them a little smaller as I went along. They looked perfect and I served them with great raisin crackers from Trader Joes and they were a huge hit. Pros: Easy quick can make ahead Cons: a little messy to make Read More