Monday, December 21, 2009

Chocolate Hazelnut Balls or Rum Ball Recipe

Merry Christmas with no bake Chocolate Hazelnut Balls ( if you have had Rum Balls, these are an adapted recipe using Italian Frangelico)....Buon Natale



If you like the taste of Chocolate and Hazelnut, these will be a big hit in your family as well.



A real change, after just making rum balls for many years, I thought adding another one to the list would be a great addtion...we now have two new favorite no bake cookies for our Christmas tray.







Since we are all big fans of this wonderful Italian hazelnut liqueur in our family, I had to adapt the rum ball recipe and make this hazelnut. Of course you can make these rum with walnuts if you prefer.. or make both like we do, great on any holiday tray quick and easy.

1 box vanilla wafers finely crushed
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
1 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
1/2 cup Frangelico hazelnut liqueur or Rum
3 tbs. corn syrup
Put the vanilla wafers to powder in a food processor. Melt the chocolate chips (microwave ) Combine wafers, chocolate, hazelnuts, liqueur, and corn syrup; mix until blended. Form into bite-sized balls. Roll in powdered sugar, brushing excess sugar off for marbled look , dusty.

14 comments:

My Little Space said...

Just speechless when came to sweet goodies! So irresistible!

5 Star Foodie said...

Frangelico is one of my favorite liqueurs and these hazelnut balls as well as truffles in your prev post sound just wonderful! I am looking forward to trying them!

Claudia said...

I think I should stop baking cookies and just go to your house. Chocolate and hazelnuts are unbeatable. So delectable.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

You had me at Frangelico!

We keep a bottle of it in our bar at all time! Love the hazelnut liquor.

These little chocolate hazelnut balls are a great variation to rum balls.

alison said...

ooo,it's sounds so delicious!and a happy coincidence:i just posted a candy-balls recipe...

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

One of my favorite treats...they have all the ingredients that I love Frangelico and Chocolate :)

Cheers,

Gera

Karine said...

Your balls sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

Rochelle said...

Looks fantastic and so yummy!

Tasty Trix said...

Very cool idea! Love it!!!

Tania said...

Perfect balls! Merry Christmas!!!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I'll take one. Or three. Yum! Happy Holidays!

nora@ffr said...

always loved Italian cuisines!! :)love those hazelnut balls!! interesting blog!!
cheers!!

nora@ffr said...

always loved Italian cuisines!! :)love those hazelnut balls!! interesting blog!!
cheers!!

Diana H said...

I roasted raw hazelnuts right before christmas, and they were so good. I've never had frangelico, but I'm willing to try it and this recipe. It looks divine.