Oh yeah…we’ve got booze in all of its festive, cute-candy form, ready and waiting for us to look smart and classy as we get totally tipsy! Is there anything better?~! I think not!
Not only are these beautiful balls full of festive fun, they’re also a great way to use up any leftover Eggnog..just in case you have any said ‘leftover’ eggnog that is…?!
And fair warning…these balls aren’t subtle, they’re not shy…nope, these balls pack a punch and you will definitely know that they’re not for the weak from the very first nibble. 🙂
The eggnog gives them a smooth and creamy texture, while the hit from the Rum takes them to super high festive flavor levels. They’re so easy to make and such a crowd pleaser! Make a huge batch as a hostess gift, after dinner treat, or as a super fun and unique holiday coffee table treat!
~Package them up all cute-like, and give the gift of balls this holiday season! 🙂
What you’ll need:
2 cups crushed ‘nilla wafers
2 cups almonds..or any nut you prefer…finely chopped
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup Rum
1/4 cup Eggnog
1 tbsp. Nutmeg..optional
1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling the balls
A food processor helps, but muscles will work too!
Crush up the nilla wafers and the almonds until they’re super fine.
Pour in the corn syrup…
Now add in the eggnog…
And the RUM…
And now add the 2 cups of powdered sugar..Pulse until it’s able to stick together in your fingers.
Add the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and nutmeg into a shallow bowl …
Scoop out approx. 1 tbsp. of the mixture and roll it tightly into balls, then roll them in the nutmeg/sugar mixture. Set them on some wax paper to set up for a few seconds or so..lol…
Pile them up…
There’s plenty of balls to go around…
BUT..be sure to grab a ball or two for you! ~Enjoy! 🙂
Store any leftover balls in the fridge!