Orange Cordial Fudge Balls

“A nice gift for special occasions. I'm guessing at the number of fudge balls it yields; the truth is I'm probably somewhat inconsistent in the exact size I make the fudge balls because sometimes the recipe yields more than at other times. I've never melted the chocolate in the microwave instead of a double boiler but I suppose it's possible.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
40
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 14 cup orange liqueur (Curaçao, Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 13 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 12 cups finely chopped pecans or 1 12 cups walnuts

Directions

  1. Mix the crumbs with the liqueur and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the butter in the top of a double boiler.
  3. Stir chocolate mixture and corn syrup into crumb mixture to blend.
  4. Add the sugar and 1/2 cup of the chopped nuts and stir; the dough will be stiff.
  5. Shape the dough by spoonfuls into balls and roll in the remaining 1 cup of chopped nuts.
  6. Store in the freezer until shortly before giving or using.

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