It wouldn’t be Christmas without some sweet chocolate treats. Besides Valentine’s Day, Christmas is another holiday where people give food as gifts. What better gift to give to friends or to your family than a pretty Holiday tin full of Liqueur Brandy Balls.
Every year after Thanksgiving I start to make myBrandy Balls recipe. Sometimes I make Rum Balls. Think I’ll be sending some up to my brother in Upstate New York, along with a few of my crochet handmade Dish Cloths that I sell at my Moomettes Shop. Aren’t these old fashion handmade dishcloths pretty?
Easy Christmas Candy Recipe
Brandy Balls are sweet and not tooth-friendly. Some people call them Brandy Truffles. But, it is the Christmas season and it only comes once a year. Your teeth will forgive you as long as you brush afterwards. Brandy Balls look good and are easy to make. Be sure not to leave it unattended or the ingredients may overcook and ruin your batch of candy.
Making candy doesn’t have to be hard. Start out with simple recipes and work your way up to the more difficult ones. Most candy is mixed in a saucepan over varying levels of heat.
Brandy Ball Chocolate Truffles
This is my mother’s recipe for Brandy Ball Truffles. Sometime mom would make brandy balls, sometime she’d make Rum Chocolate Balls. Some folks even like to make Bourbon Chocolate Balls.
Mom used to crush her Vanilla Wafers and walnuts with an old-fashion rolling pin. I used to do the same for years too, but now I enjoy using my Cuisinart food processor – makes short work!
These Brandy Balls need some time to ferment. The first time charming son-in-law ever tasted them, he said “whoa!”
That’s just how good they are!
Check out my recipe for No Bake Oreo Truffles Balls too!
© Frugal New England Kitchen