No, it's not a disease you get from drinking too much whiskey. It's dessert!
They're yummy, they pack a bit of a punch, and they were always a favorite of mine when I was a kid (guess why). My grandmother Dot Luquet came up with these, and this is transcribed directly from a hand-written recipe (with a few minor additions from me). I'm not sure how old the recipe is, but the paper on this particular version is yellowed; as I recall, she wrote this down for me before I moved to California for college in 1982, and she'd been making it since well before I was born. So it's pretty old.
Mix first five ingredients, form into balls about 1 inch across. Roll in powdered sugar.
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 pound vanilla wafers, crushed until very fine
- 1/2 cup Bourbon whiskey, or whisk(e)y of your choice
- 1 cups pecans, chopped fine
- Confectioner's sugar
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Chuck Taggart (e-mail chuck)