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Brandy Balls

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 35
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Try a bit of brandy on your cookie tray this holiday season. These easy-prep balls, made with crushed vanilla wafers, can be rolled in cocoa or powdered sugar.
By Stephanie Wise
Updated Nov 11, 2013
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  • 1 box (11 oz) vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and/or almonds)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Additional powdered sugar or unsweetened baking cocoa


  • 1
    In food processor, process vanilla wafers into fine crumbs. Pour crumbs into large bowl. Add nuts, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa; stir to combine.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir together brandy and corn syrup until well combined. Add to dry mixture; stir until dough-like mixture forms.
  • 3
    Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in additional powdered sugar. If desired, place each in mini paper baking cup. Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Roll balls in candy sprinkles or coarse sanding sugar instead of powdered sugar or cocoa.
  • tip 2
    Package brandy balls to give away to family and friends as gifts, or serve in martini or shot glasses at a holiday party.


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