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Sugar Plums

While working as a secretary in a library, I got a request from someone looking for a sugar plum recipe. I searched high and low but eventually stumbled upon this version in a local publication.—Virginia Barber, Waynesville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs for 1 minute. Gradually add 1 cup sugar; beat 1 minute longer or until thickened. Stir in the almonds, coconut, dates and extracts. Transfer to an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until browned and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from the oven; stir. Let stand for 6-8 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Cool completely on waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.

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