Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Yuletide Youtube: Tasty Tuesday

Sounds of the Season:

Because a capella Tchaicovsky!

Holiday Cheer:


Tasty Tuesday: 

 Sugar Plums:
 2 cups toasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup pitted prunes, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
1/2 cut pitted dates, finely chopped
 powdered sugar for rolling coating the balls
plum purple disco dust or edible glitter of any color


Mix all ingredients except the sugar and disco dust together in a large bowl. Optionally, place the whole mixture in the food processor and process for a few seconds - this will help everything to stick together, especially if you aren't the best at finely chopping. (I'm raising my hand high on this one.) Form the mixture into teaspoon-sized balls. Roll the balls in powdered sugar and then roll in disco dust.

Note: If you let the balls sit overnight, the powdered sugar will absorb into the balls and will be less visible.

 Crisp Rice Balls
 1 stick melted oleo
1 egg, well beaten
1 c. sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz) dates

 Stir all together, bring to boil. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in 3 c. crispy rice cereal, 1 c. finely chopped nuts. Stir. Wet hands, roll into small balls, roll in flaked coconut. Chill. Makes 24.

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