Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas Candy: Fig Amaretto Balls


A simple but very tasty christmas treat!

Fig Amaretto Balls
makes about 60 small balls

200 g dried figs
60 g butter
160 g almond paste
50 ml amaretto liqueur
120 g breadcrumbs

dark chocolate

Cut the figs into smaller pieces, and remove the stalks. Place in a food processor with the butter, almond paste, amaretto and breadcrumbs. Process until you have a smooth paste. Shape into small, even balls and place them in the fridge for a while.

Melt the dark chocolate, dip and roll the balls so that they're evenly covered, and place on a piece of waxed paper to set. Keep at room temperature - and it keeps pretty well for a few days, at least.

Recipe in Swedish:
Fikon och Amarettobollar


Alicia Foodycat said...

By almond paste, do you mean marzipan, or like peanut butter made with almonds? These look really lovely.

Anne said...

Neither, but close to marzipan. It has 50/50 almonds to sugar (or even more almonds) and nothing else. You can easily make your own but you need an almond grinder. Almond paste is very readily available here - every grocery store has it, so much of our holiday candy is based on it.

Sheila said...

Hi Anne, I just found your blog when searching for a pepperkarkor recipe. You have some lovely recipes here! One question about the pepperkarkor: I live in Germany and your recipe calls for "dark syrup" - do you think Zuckerr├╝bensyrup would be okay to substitute?

Shoutforfood said...

gosh it looks so good. i am tempted.

Anne said...

Sheila - I'm not sure what that is, unfortunately, but it sounds like a sugar cane syrup? I think it'll be fine, as long as it has some flavor to it :) (US corn syrup, for example, is a bad idea.)