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Gluten-Free Sugarplums

 Gluten-Free Sugarplums
Lots of moist, fruity flavor and nutty crunch give these sweet/spicy bites a kind of gumdrop richness. They make a delicious addition to cookie trays. Sneak one early—they’ll be gone before you can lick the sugar off your fingers! —CORLEEN HEIDGERKEN, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
30 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1-1/3 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup coarse sugar


  • Place the walnuts, dates and cherries in a food processor; cover and
  • process until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the
  • honey, orange peel and spices. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in
  • sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield:
  • 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sugarplum equals 84 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.