I'm back with a recipe that my mom makes for Christmas but would be perfect for a New Year's Eve party. These are an EXPECTATION every Christmas and it wouldn't be the holidays without my mom staying up late to "dip her balls". Yes, making these ensures a lot of "balls" jokes.
Southern Comfort Balls
(this recipe was given to my mom by my Aunt Cindy, but its original origins are unknown)
3 1/2 cups Nilla Wafers
2 T cocoa
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup Southern Comfort (or your favorite liquor of choice)
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups chocolate chips
1 T vegetable shortening
Crush the Nilla Wafers with a rolling pin into fine crumbs. Place the cookies in a large ziplock bag to ease cleanup -
Combine crushed cookies with cocoa, powdered sugar, corn syrup, alcohol, and nuts.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for a few hours to make them easier to roll into balls
After rolling them into your desired size, chill the balls in the fridge to help them preserve their shape during the dipping process. (I'm sorry for the lack of photos in this area - but this step took place at 1 am - haha). Melt your chocolate in a double boiler with the shortening and dip the balls - setting them on waxed paper when finished. Store in the fridge.