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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Walnut-Chocolate Balls

Biljana, my Serbian friend, prepared a version of this for our potluck lunch. Its Serbian name is Kuglice sa orasima I cokoladom (which I can't pronounce).
I like it because you don't really need to cook it.

What you'll need

1 cup ground plain vanilla cookies (tea biscuits) or honey grahams
1 cup ground walnuts
½ cup chopped chocolate
½ cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1-2 teaspoons apple juice, to moisten
For rolling: 1 cup ground walnuts or flaked sweetened coconut

What you'll do

Make cookie mixture: Mix together the crushed cookies, walnuts, chocolate and sugar. Work in the softened butter, then just enough juice to moisten the mixture and enable it to hold its shape into a ball.

Roll the cookies: Place ground walnuts or coconut in a shallow bowl. Pack and roll a tablespoonful of mixture between palms to make a ball. Dip the ball into ground walnuts or coconut.

Presentation: Cover cookies loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, overnight is best. Serve cold.

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