• Yield 36 pieces

Take the visions of dancing sugarplums out of your head and create these beautiful candies with this simple recipe!

Peppermint Bark and Sugar Plums 1
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


1 cup dried dates
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/3 cup granulated or turbinado sugar


  1. Place 1 cup each of dried date pieces and golden raisins in a food processor. Add 1/2 cup each dried cherries, apricots, white chocolate chips and walnuts. Pulse several times to chop coarsely. Add 1 tablespoon orange juice and pulse until mixture holds together. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in 1/3 cup granulated or turbinado sugar. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Makes 36 balls.

Recipe by Helen Wolt, a food writer in Colorado Springs, Colo.



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