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Mocha Balls

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr

Makes 32 cookies

Coat in chocolate two at a time.


  • 56 vanilla wafers, crushed (less than 1 [11-oz.] box)
  • 1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients; shape into 32 balls. Microwave chocolate in a bowl at HIGH 30 seconds; stir. Microwave 20 more seconds or until smooth, stirring once. Coat balls in chocolate. Place in a parchment paper-lined pan. Chill 30 minutes or until set.

  2. Minted White Chocolate Balls: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting pecans for almonds, 6 Tbsp. peppermint schnapps for coffee liqueur, and white chocolate morsels for chocolate morsels. Sprinkle with crushed hard peppermint candies immediately after coating with white chocolate.