Our neighbor gave us some cherry brandy when we moved in as a house warming gift. Hmmm, what to do with cherry brandy? A booze ball of sorts seemed in order for the season. And, I am a big fan of all things chocolately, so I found a recipe that met both requirements. These are super duper easy to make and they are quite warming on a brrrrr winter day!
I rolled the balls small, about 1 inch each, and came out with 78 of them. I rolled some of mine in powdered sugar and some of them in crushed pecans, but I prefer the taste and look of the powdered sugar, so that’s what I indicated in the recipe below. I couldn’t find plain chocolate wafers, so I bought Newman’s O’s and removed the filling. I got this recipe from the good ol’ reliable Food Network.
For the Balls:
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 25 chocolate wafer cookies
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/3 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, for rolling
To Make the Balls:
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir until smooth, set aside.
- Process the cookies in a food processor until finely ground.
- Pour the cookie crumbs, confectioner’s sugar, brandy, pecans, and condensed milk into the melted chocolate pan and stir until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- Scoop chocolate mixture with a small spoon and roll into balls with your hands.
- Roll the balls in confectioner’s sugar to coat.