These small pieces of candy are super simple and incredibly tasty. In addition, very flexible, You can put your stamp on these candies. Excellent gift for Christmas.
A few words along the way:
You can use any dried fruit, but this particular combination is delicious and reasonably sweet,
I use a more significant amount of raisins and dates that give the right sweetness and fewer apricots and figs.
Feel free to use dried fruits that are soft. If you do not have it, you can soak the fruit in some liqueur before, which will soften the fruit slightly. If you do not want to use liqueur, let the fruit soak in warm water instead.
You do not need to dip the candy pieces in chocolate either – but roll them in grated coconut or chopped nuts, for example.
As a seasoning, you can use what you like. Here I only use ground cardamom and ground dried orange peel. You can use the grated peel of an orange, lemon, or lime. Additional seasonings that I use sometimes are a few drops of some liqueur or similar. It is a matter of taste, use what you like😊
Sometimes I put a whole peeled and roasted hazelnut in the candy balls, then it is harder to put a toothpick in, but you can still dip it in chocolate and let it dry on a rack instead.
Ingredients for about 25 pcs.
100 grams of dates
100 grams of raisins
50 grams of apricots
50 grams of figs
30 grams of oatmeal
200 grams of chocolate
0.5 tsp Grated peel of orange
0.5 tsp Cardamom
- Run the dried fruit in a blender
- Pour the mixture into a bowl.
- Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
- Feel free to taste the batter and add what you think contributes to a better taste.
- Measure out the batter with a teaspoon and roll it like tiny balls.
- Press the balls lightly so that they become almost like a thick coin.
- Put a toothpick in each piece of candy.
- Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare a water bath for the chocolate. Pour water into a saucepan, keep it on medium heat. Place a bowl of chocolate on top of the saucepan. It takes about 30 minutes for the chocolate to melt.
- Also, prepare an egg carton by poking holes with toothpicks.
- Take the candy pieces out of the fridge, dip them in the chocolate; attach them to the egg carton.
- Let it cool slightly at room temperature before putting it in the fridge to solidify completely.
Remove the toothpicks and store the candies in a tight-fitting jar or box.