No-Bake Sugar Plums

These rich no-bake cookies feature dried plums, pitted dates, nuts, and spices for a truly festive treat.

red and green sugar-coated cookies in shape of Christmas tree
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
20 mins
24 sugar plums


  • ¾ cup whole pitted dried dates

  • ¾ cup dried apricots

  • ½ cup pecan halves, toasted

  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • ½ cup dried plums (prunes) or dried stemmed figs

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon honey

  • cup red, white, and/or green decorating sugar


  1. In a food processor combine the first eight ingredients (through allspice). Cover and pulse until fruits and nuts are finely chopped. With the food processor running, drizzle in enough honey until the mixture comes together and is slightly moist.

  2. Using damp hands, roll mixture into balls, using 1 Tbsp. mixture per ball. Roll in decorating sugar.

To Store

Layer sugar plums between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 135mg 3%
Folate, total 2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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