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!

2 comments :

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

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  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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