Saturday, March 28, 2009

No-bake Chocolate Kahlua Christmas Balls

No-bake Chocolate Kahlua Christmas Balls
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 oz evaporated milk
1 1/4 c vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
1 1/4 c ginger snap cookie crumbs
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/3 c Kahlua liqueur (don't substitute for store brand)
1 t vanilla extract
2 c shredded coconut

1. Melt the chocolate chips in evaporated milk in a pot over low heat, stirring constatnly, until well blended. Remove from heat & set aside to cool for about 30 minutes.
2. Combine all remaining ingredients except the coconut; stir into the chocolate mixture, blending well.
3. Shape the mixture into 1-1 1/2" balls (if dough is too moist, add up to 1/3 c more crumbs), then roll in coconut.
4. Let air dry for 2 hours on waxed paper. Transfer to airtight container; store in fridge. Makes about 4 dozen.

Instead of Kahlua, try Grand Marnier, Creme de Cacao, or another liqueur.

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