Dessert ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy these wonderful chocolate-wine balls decorated with crystal sugar – a perfect gift for chocolate lovers.
package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 55 cookies)
cups ground walnuts
cup port, sweet red wine or apple juice
About 1/2 cup coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar)
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.
Store in tightly covered container. Let stand several days to blend flavors. Flavor improves with age up to 4 weeks.
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.
Just substitute rum or bourbon for the port. Prepare as directed.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Candy
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.