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Amaretto Balls

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Category: Christmas, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Pecans, chopped finely
  • 2 c Confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 2 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2/3 c Amaretto
  • Pecans, additional


Process pecans and wafers separately; combine in food processor with sugar.
SLOWLY pour in liqueur until mixture forms a ball. You might not need the
whole amount, depending on the humidity level. (If mixture gets too wet,
put it in the refrigerator uncovered overnight to dry out some.)

Shape into small balls; roll in additional finely chopped pecans. Store in
tightly sealed container. Yield: Not nearly enough.

Vicki's notes:

* One Christmas Eve I had to work, but I took a break to pop in a
bookstore. They were having an open house, and I managed to snarf a lot of
these morsels during those stolen minutes! After Christmas I came back to
hunt down the clerk who brought these my finest bit of sleuthing yet...

* These are equally enjoyed and requested by my friends. Although some
have tried other liqueurs including bourbon the results are never as
good as the original!

* I substitute Oreos for the wafers, plus use only 1 1/3 C confec sugar;
don't worry about the cookies' filling because it is nothing more than
confec sugar.

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