It seems like you see the same-old sweets every Christmas. One Christmas, I wanted to make something a tad sophisticated and different tasting. These fit the bill, and they were easy to make. I found the recipe in my 1997 Reader’s Digest Christmas magazine, but it’s also online.
4 ounces(about 10) dried figs
1/3 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar
|This traditional Christmas sweet is low in both calories and fat-and easy to make too.
Makes about 2 dozen candies