Amaretto Balls

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Title: Amaretto Balls
Yield: 4 Dozen
Categories: Desserts, Christmas, Gainesville


2 c Pecans, chopped finely
2 c Confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
2/3 c Amaretto
Pecans, additional

Process pecans and wafers separately; combine in food processor with sugar.
SLOWLY pour in liqueur until mixture forms a ball. You might not need the
whole amount, depending on the humidity level. (If mixture gets too wet,
put it in the refrigerator -- uncovered -- overnight to dry out some.)

Shape into small balls; roll in additional finely chopped pecans. Store in
tightly sealed container. Yield: Not nearly enough.

Vicki's notes:

* One Christmas Eve I had to work, but I took a break to pop in a
bookstore. They were having an open house, and I managed to snarf a lot of
these morsels during those stolen minutes! After Christmas I came back to
hunt down the clerk who brought these -- my finest bit of sleuthing yet...

* These are equally enjoyed and requested by my friends. Although some
have tried other liqueurs -- including bourbon -- the results are never as
good as the original!

* I substitute Oreos for the wafers, plus use only 1 1/3 C confec sugar;
don't worry about the cookies' filling because it is nothing more than
confec sugar.

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