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Rum Candy

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  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. The day before you plan to make the candy, put the fruit into a bowl, heat the rum, and pour it on. Let stand.
  2. The next day, drain the fruit. Put fruit and nuts through the food chopper. Mix well with the hands.
  3. Form into small balls.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll the balls in this mixture.
  5. Let stand until dry.

Yield: about 32 candies