I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Boozy Christmas Balls

Last night we watched an old Saturday Night Live Christmas Special with Alec Baldwin.
You know the one....... Schweddy Balls.

These are not THOSE balls!

1 cup ground almond 
1/2 cup chocolate Oreo baking crumbs
1  1/2 cups quartered dried figs
2 tbsps shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsps liquid honey
3 tbsps booze (rum, whiskey, brandy, whatever you like)
chocolate sprinkles

Start by quartering the figs. Don't forget to remove the stem.
Take about half the figs and chop them in a food processor. Add the rest of the figs along with some of the ground almonds. It should be crumbly. Add the rest of the ground almonds, baking crumbs and coconut. Pulse a few times.
Finally add the liquid...vanilla, honey and booze.  In this batch I used 1 tbsp whiskey and 2 tbsps Glayva (scotch liqueur).

Process until the mixture comes away from the bowl of the processor. Take a small scoop (1" size) and roll into balls, then roll in chocolate sprinkles.

You're done!  Oh, did I mention?  No baking!

Makes 28 - 1" balls
And if you've never seen SNL's Schweddy Balls, google it  ; )

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