Grandma Kathryn’s Brandy Balls

I never got to meet my grandma Kathryn, but her brandy balls sure make me think we had lots in common. Photo: Becca Henry.


1 (12oz) package of vanilla wafers
12 oz walnuts
1/3 c brandy
1/3 c white rum
1/2 c honey
1/2 t salt

1. In a food processor, grind the walnuts into crumbs.
2. Remove nuts and add in wafers and pulse into fine crumbs.
3. Add the brandy, rum, honey and salt to the wafer crumbs and pulse until combined.
4. Add in nuts and pulse until the mixture forms a sticky ball.
5. Roll mixture into 1/4″ to 1/2″ balls then roll the balls in your favorite coating (I like ground pretzels mixed with a little sugar). You can also use ground nuts, more ground wafers, or plain sugar.

Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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