Thursday, December 30, 2010

Brandy Balls

These are easy, no-bake, and boozed up. They remind me of the moist rum balls that I had as a treat when I was a kid. So delicious, especially for the holiday season.

1 box vanilla wafer cookies (2-3/4 to 3 cups, finely crushed)
1 cup pecans, toasted
1/2 to 2/3 cup brandy 
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tbsp good cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey

After toasting the pecans (350 F on a cookie sheet until lightly browned and fragrant), place them in a food processor with the vanilla wafers and pulse until finely crushed. I like my brandy balls moist and smooth. Another option is to finely chop the pecans instead of adding them to the food processor if you want a bit of texture. Next, add the cocoa powder and confectioners sugar and stir until combined. Add the honey and brandy (you could also use rum) and mix well. Form 1 inch balls and roll in chocolate sprinkles (or chopped nuts) and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!


  1. It looks just like Brazilian Brigadeiros... Hummmmmm. Have you ever tried? It's pretty delicious =D

  2. I'd never heard of Brizilian Brigadeiros until you posted so I just googled the recipe. Sounds simple and delish! I will have to try! Thanks for the suggestion!


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