Tuesday, August 22, 2006

On the side: Honey Ginger Bourbon Balls (Candy Recipes)

Honey Ginger Bourbon Balls
from Chocolate Lovers Cookies and Brownies
1 c gingersnap cookie crumbs
1 1/4 c powdered sugar, divided
1 c finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 square (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1/4 c bourbon

Combine crumbs, 1 c of the sugar and the nuts in lg bowl. Combine chocolate and honey in small bowl over hot water. Stir until chocolate is melted. Blend in bourbon. Stir bourbon mixture into crumb mixture until well blended. Shape into 1 inch balls. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 c powdered sugar over balls. Refrigerate until firm. Makes about 4 doz ballsNOTE: THESE IMPROVE WITH AGING. STORE THEM IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER IN THE REFRIGERATOR. THEY WILL KEEP FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, BUT ARE BEST AFTER TWO TO THREE DAYS.

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