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       Title: Whiskey Balls
  Categories: Candies, Christmas
       Yield: 36 servings
  
       3 c  Vanilla wafer crumbs
     1/2 c  Finely chopped pecans
     1/2 c  Unsweetened cocoa
       2 c  Confectioner’s sugar
     1/2 c  Bourbon
       3 tb Light corn syrup
            Salt, if desired
  
   1.  Blend together the crumbs, nuts, cocoa, 1 cup confectioner’s
   sugar, bourbon, corn syrup, and a dash of salt.  Form into small
   balls the size of walnuts.
   
   2.  Roll each ball in the remaining 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and
   place on a cookie sheet.  Chill in the refrigerator for several hours
   or overnight.
   
   Note:  It is traditional in the South to use bourbon, but rye may
   also be used. This confection -- or at least a version of it -- was
   an early Southern version of those chocolate truffles that became the
   rage for chocolate lovers during the 1980s in this country. The
   whiskey balls are made, of course, with cocoa rather than chocolate.
   
   ~-From Craig Claiborne’s “Southern Cooking”
   
   ~-Lovingly hacked in for the FIDO Cooking Echo by Wesley Pitts, the
     Bourbon Cowboy.
  
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