Amaretto Balls

Adapted from Joy of Cooking (recipe for Bourbon Balls)
Yield: 30 1-inch balls

1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp unsweeted cocoa powder
1/8 cup amaretto
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 1/4 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup icing sugar

  1. Sift the 1/2 cup icing sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the amaretto and corn syrup.
  3. Stir the amaretto mixture into the cocoa mixture. Set aside.
  4. Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs (crushed in a food processor) and almonds, and stir into cocoa mixture.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls between palms.
  6. Roll the balls in the 1/4 cup of icing sugar.
  7. Store between layers of wax or parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.