These sweet treats will stay fresh for about a month if stored in air-tight containers, so its easy to make a large batch and save some for later.
Makes about 2 dozen
- 2 cups whole almonds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp grated orange zest
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
- 1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 400. Arrange almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast in oven for ten minutes. Set aside to cool and then finely chop. Meanwhile, combine honey, orange zest, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds, apricots, and dates and mix well. Pinch off rounded teaspoon sized pieces of the mixture and roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar and refrigerate in single layers between sheets of wax paper in airtight containers for up to one month.