This is my mother's recipe made vegetarian. She and her friends used to make these for parties and has always been a favorite of her kids. I make these every Halloween as I had a craving for them one Halloween many years ago and subsequently made them every year since, making a tradition out of it. People go nuts for these, veggies and carnivores alike. They are ridiculously simple to make and very rewarding. You can use frozen or homemade meatballs. I am posting her original recipe except for the meat and I offer a lesser amount of sugar although her recipe calls for the higher amount.