Whiskey Balls - such a tasty treat. I was really pleased with them the first time I made them. I actually made them a couple times after the first time because people kept asking for more of them. So it got me thinking - I love Nilla Wafers, but how much better would they be if I used a cream filled sandwich in them? Enter my friend who is graciously being my guinea pig since she's had the original version (and loved them). Her dream of being a taste tester has finally come true - and I'm more than happy to supply her with the goodies that I make.
We arranged a delivery through her husband, which will now be our new way to get treats to each other. I patiently waited for her husband to drive home and for her to try them. Finally I got the text - she loved them. Her only problem was that I didn't give her enough to eat. They were gone too quickly - which is a problem I love hearing about. :)
Whiskey Balls 2.0
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup whiskey
1/4 cup light corn syrup
In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time until chips are mostly melted. Stir until smooth. In a large bowl combine wafer crumbs, confectioners sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Add melted chocolate, whiskey and corn syrup. Mix until well blended - dough should be firm. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Shape into small balls and roll in confectioner's sugar. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or in an airtight container.