Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This recipe is one that's been in my family for years. Mom would always make some around the holidays and they are always a hit, these don't last long so you might want to make an extra batch for yourself to enjoy LOL.
- 3 cups vanilla wafers, ground
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons white corn syrup (Karo Syrup)
- 1⁄2 cup Bourbon (or Brandy)
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (I use Pecans)
- powdered sugar (for rolling balls into)
- Combine first 5 ingredients and work into a paste with your hands.
- Form into small balls.
- Roll formed balls into powdered sugar.
These were very good and very strong. Made them for a Christmas party I attended last night and had to keep warning people not to eat too many if they were driving home. I found that the balls came out the perfect size using a rounded teaspoon for each. I also found that rolling the balls in powdered sugar briefly THEN rolling into nice balls made for a less messy process and better looking product. I then rolled them in the sugar again (and also rolled some in hot cocoa mix). These are definitely strong and I would be tempted to put in a bit less bourbon. I also think that a little candied orange peel might be a nice addition and a good complement to cut the burn of the bourbon just a bit. Definitely a make again.
These seemed better to us 24 hours after making them. At first they were too strong and also too soft. We'll make these again! Thanks for the recipe!
My mother in law makes these every christmas.. they are so decadent but you really can''t stop at one