Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums

Description

Packed full of walnuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips and honey, these Sugar Plums are a delicious way to welcome the holidays and get the kids involved in the kitchen. They will add sparkle and color to any dessert tray or table center piece. 

Ingredients

  1. Sugar Plums

    • 1 cup walnuts
    • 1/2 cup dried figs
    • 1/2 cup dried apricots
    • 1/2 cup dried dates
    • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar for rolling
  2. Colored sugar

Supplies

  • Food processor
  • Bowls
  • Food coloring 

Directions

  1. To make Sugar Plums, combine walnuts, dried figs, dried apricots, dried dates, chocolate chips, honey, and spices in a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop nuts and fruit into small pieces.
  2. Process continuously for 30 seconds. Scrape edges of the bowl to make sure nothing is sticking.
  3. Continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients form a ball.
  4. Roll into bite-sized balls and roll each sugarplum in either the different colored sugars or in powdered sugar.
  5. To make colored sugar, divide granulated sugar between two bowls. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring to sugar in one bowl and 1-2 drops of green food coloring to sugar in the other bowl. Stir well until all the sugar is colored.
  6. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
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