|Brandy Kahlua Chocolate Truffles|
I wanted to make something with some liquor in it for my husband’s co-workers, because lets face it, who doesn’t appreciate liquor? So I played around with my cousin Tonya’s classic recipe for rum balls. I didn’t actually use any rum in this recipe, instead I used some Brandy and some Kahlua (one of my favorite liqueurs.)
The great thing about this recipe is that 1/2 cup of liquor makes a TON of truffles, so even my 6 month pregnant self could try one and see how they were. They were moist and delicious, and the coffee flavor really gave them a kick.
You can roll these little beauties in anything you want. Powdered sugar, toasted chopped nuts, or even sprinkles if you want to be really festive. 🙂
3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (one 12 ounce box– store brand is fine, no need for the fancy ones in this recipe, since they are being crushed)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup Brandy (really you can use any liquor you want, half a cup)
1/4 cup Kahlua
*The walnuts and vanilla wafers should both be crushed/chopped to the same consistency. Resembling something between small pebbles and sand.
1.In a large bowl, (or your food processor) mix together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and liquor.
2.Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners’ sugar, nuts, or sprinkles. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. The longer these sit, the better they get (within reason, about 2 weeks)
*These can be made without alcohol, just substitute the 1/2 cup of alcohol for 1/2 cup of heavy cream.