Fig Sugar Plums Recipe

With your hands, pull California dried figs gently into their original shape, smoothing out wrinkles and perking up stems. With a sharp, small knife, slit the smoothest side of the figs. Stuff them plump and full with any of the following goodies:

* half of mint or wintergreen cream patties

* half of chocolate covered mint patties

* salted nuts

* toasted walnut meats

* marshmallow, slit, with piece of chocolate tucked into it

* wedge of candied ginger

* ground nuts mixed with honey

* fondant

* ground or chopped salted peanuts mixed with peanut butter

* blanched almonds, dried slowly in oven

* candied cherry

* chunk of candied pineapple

Arrange these good-to-eat and good-to-look-at figs on pretty tray. Place candle into a stem-clipped fig, which will serve happily as candle stick. Conversation piece -- and piece de resistance!

Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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