These little gems become more flavorful the longer they set. Make them ahead of time and store them for 2 to 3 days to get the full flavor. Give them more of a St. Patrick's Day look by rolling them in green tinted sugar crystals instead of the confectioners' sugar.
Product: St. Patrick's Day Recipes for Kids
Category: Irish Food Ideas - Irish Desserts
St. Patrick's Day Whiskey Balls
3 ½ C vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
1 C pecans, chopped very fine
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, divided
1/3 C Irish whisky
3 T instant coffee powder
1/3 C light corn syrup
Place the crushed cookies into a mixing bowl.
Add the pecans and toss to combine.
Pour 1 C of the sugar into the mixture and stir to combine well.
Place the whisky into a mixing bowl.
Add the coffee powder and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour the mixture into the cookie mixture.
Add the corn syrup and blend the ingredients together well.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Form the mixture into balls and place on the wax paper.
Pour the remaining sugar into a shallow bowl.
Roll the coffee balls through the sugar being sure to coat them well.
Allow the balls to stand 15 minutes then store in an airtight container.
Serves: 32 approximately depending on how large you make each ball