Food Network Kitchen’s Sugar Plums, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Amanda Neal for Food Network Kitchen

Sugar Plums

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 20 sugar plums
This traditional, no-bake festive treat is made from dried fruit (including prunes, aka dried plums), nuts and plenty of warm spices. Roll in crunchy sanding sugar for a sweet holiday treat fit for a party or cookie tin.



  1. Pulse the slivered almonds, dates, prunes and apricots in a food processor, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until the mixture is evenly and finely chopped, about 10 pulses.
  2. Add the honey, cinnamon, fennel, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and salt and pulse until evenly combined. The mixture should just start to come together into a ball.
  3. Scoop tablespoon-size balls and roll between the palms of your hands until smooth. There should be about 20 balls. Add the sugar to a small bowl and roll the sugar plums in it until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Alternatively, roll the sugar plums into balls, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Roll in sugar right before serving.