Chocolate-Wine Balls

Chocolate-Wine Balls

Dessert ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy these wonderful chocolate-wine balls decorated with crystal sugar – a perfect gift for chocolate lovers.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

About 3 1/2 dozen candies

1/4
cup honey
1
package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
2 1/2
cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 55 cookies)
2
cups ground walnuts
1/3
cup port, sweet red wine or apple juice
About 1/2 cup coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar)
  1. Heat honey and chocolate chips in 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in crushed cookies, walnuts and port. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar crystals.
  2. Store in tightly covered container. Let stand several days to blend flavors. Flavor improves with age up to 4 weeks.
Makes About 3 1/2 dozen candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
White Wine Balls
Omit chocolate chips and do not heat honey. Substitute dry white wine for the port. Mix all ingredients except sugar. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Continue as directed.
Rum Balls or Bourbon Balls
Just substitute rum or bourbon for the port. Prepare as directed.
Gifts for Giving
To give as a gift, wrap candies individually in colorful plastic wrap or cellophane, and tie with metallic ribbons. Fill a wine glass with candies, and be sure to include the candy recipe with your gift.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 75
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.