I'm considering making these part of Christmas gifts this year, but am unsure of what their shelf life might be. Any suggestions? http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sugarplums-10000000524084/index.html

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susan G. December 3, 2010
The honey maximizes keeping qualities. If you are giving more than just a few, I would consider aluminum foil and/or a tin container.
 
cheater C. December 2, 2010
As long as a fruit cake.
 
betteirene December 1, 2010
I think they'd last pretty close to forever if they are wrapped tightly
 
campagnes December 1, 2010
Yep, that's kind of what I was thinking, too. They sound really interesting but I haven't tried them yet; might make a wee batch tomorrow, let them sit for a week, and see how they hold up. Thanks, everyone! :-)
 
Queen O. December 1, 2010
Agree with nutcakes & hardlikarmour. Nothing seems like it would spoil quickly, however they might get chewier over time as they loose moisture.
 
hardlikearmour December 1, 2010
I'm with nutcakes. I think these would keep for at least a week.
 
nutcakes December 1, 2010
Pecans and cheese? I see figs and honey. I see these keeping fairly well.
 
Nora December 1, 2010
Great question! I'd worry about the pecans and cheese getting a bit funky. Has anyone tried? Will someone do it for the sake of art and report back?
 
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