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Spicy Mexican Chocolate Tequila Balls (in the style of Bourbon Balls) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jaimie Douglas

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For the balls:

about 40 Nilla wafers
1 cup pecans or pecan pieces
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s “special dark” cocoa)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chipotle powder (see note above about spiciness)
1/4 cup reposado or añejo tequila
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tblsp light corn syrup
For coating the balls:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tblsp dark unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
Put Nilla wafers, nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, and chipotle powder in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. It should be powdery with some chunks of nuts and cookies throughout.
In a bowl, mix tequila, vanilla, and corn syrup with a fork or whisk.
Add cookie mixture to liquid and stir well to completely moisten. If it is not wet enough to form balls, add a splash more tequila until you can easily mold the mixture into solid balls.
Combine all of the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl and set at your work area. Prepare a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Roll balls with about 1-2 Tblsp of cookie mix and coat in coating mixture completely. Move to cookie sheet.
Let sit to dry out and harden for 2-4 hours. Cover and store at room temperature.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
4 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
note about the spiciness factor: 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder makes them very spicy. I have recommended 1/2 teaspoon to give them some kick without making the spice too overwhelming. But Steve likes them with the full teaspoon

 

 

 

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