Amaretto balls

Yield: 4 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Pecans, chopped finely
2 cups Confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 cups Chocolate wafer crumbs
⅔ cup Amaretto
Pecans, additional

Process pecans and wafers separately; combine in food processor with sugar. SLOWLY pour in liqueur until mixture forms a ball. You might not need the whole amount, depending on the humidity level. (If mixture gets too wet, put it in the refrigerator -- uncovered -- overnight to dry out some.)

Shape into small balls; roll in additional finely chopped pecans.

Store in tightly sealed container. Yield: Not nearly enough.

Vicki's notes:

* One Christmas Eve I had to work, but I took a break to pop in a bookstore. They were having an open house, and I managed to snarf a lot of these morsels during those stolen minutes! After Christmas I came back to hunt down the clerk who brought these -- my finest bit of sleuthing yet...

* These are equally enjoyed and requested by my friends. Although some have tried other liqueurs -- including bourbon -- the results are never as good as the original! * I substitute Oreos for the wafers, plus use only 1⅓ C confec sugar; don't worry about the cookies' filling because it is nothing more than confec sugar.

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