Tipsy sugar plums

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40 min


75 sugar plums


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup toasted, halved pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup dark rum , or orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Place dates, prunes, cranberries and apricots in a food processor. Pulse until fruit is coarsely chopped. Then turn into a medium-size bowl. Place nuts in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to fruit mixture, then add coconut. Drizzle in rum and stir until evenly mixed and moist. Place sugar in a pie plate. Using your hands, shape fruit mixture into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls. Roll balls in sugar. Store between sheets of waxed paper in single layers in an airtight container. Sugar plums will keep well in the refrigerator several months or at room temperature several weeks. Their flavour improves with age.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 43,
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 1.9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.9 g,

Not only are these rum-soaked treats mixed completely in a food processor, but no cooking is needed, and they keep well for months. Their flavour even improves with time.