Monday, December 18, 2006

Creme De Menthe Balls

Creme De Menthe Balls Recipe

1 cup vanilla wafers; crumbs
2 tbsp light corn syrup
3/4 cup pecans; finely chopped
1/2 cup white or green creme de menthe
1 cup confectioners sugar

Combine vanilla wafers, pecans and sugar. Add syrup and creme de menthe blending with fork to make stiff dough. Form and roll in confectioners sugar. Chill overnight. Store in an airtight container.

What is Creme De Menthe? Creme De Menthe is a sweet peppermint or spearmint flavored liqueur. It is available in white or green colors. You can use either one in recipes, as they taste very similar, unless the recipe calls for the green color of course. It can be used in cocktails, but also is used in making food recipes, such as mint chocolate.

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