TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/4 to 4-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup each chopped citron, candies pineapple, and green and red candied cherries
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 97 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, milk, almond extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar until a stiff dough is formed.
  2. Turn onto a surface lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar. Knead 15-20 times or until mixture forms a smooth ball. Knead in candied fruit. Shape into 1-in. balls, then roll in almonds. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Tutti-Frutti in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p38

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