Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs
Plan ahead the balls need to chill for a minimum or 24 hours to develop flavors, don't even think about serving them before the specified time, they will have less flavor. Rum can be used in place of the bourbon. Make certain to crush the vanilla wafers to very fine. Chilling time is cooking time
- 10 ounces finely crushed vanilla wafers (2 1/2 cups, I use Nilla Vanilla wafers for this)
- 1 1⁄4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons finely ground hazelnuts
- 1⁄4 cup Bourbon (I use Jack Daniels for this or you can use rum also)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar (you can roll them in confectioners sugar in place of granulated sugar if desired)
- In a medium size bowl mix together the vanilla crumbs, bourbon, cocoa and corn syrup until well combined.
- Shape into small balls (using about 1 tablespoon mixture for each ball).
- Place on waxed paper.
- Place the granulated sugar in a small shallow dish.
- Roll the small balls in sugar to coat.
- Place in a tightly covered container for a minimum of 24 hours to develop flavors.
Made as directed with one change. I like the taste of hazelnuts (filberts where I am from) so I added a tablespoon of hazelnut liquor to the mix. My mixture was a tad dry so I also added some extra bourbon. They were a hit. And they do need the whole 24 hours for the flavor to develop. Thanks Kitten for another keeper.
I used rum for these, everyone couln't stop themselves from eating them, way too good, a great Christmas treat! thank you!