Last night we watched an old Saturday Night Live Christmas Special with Alec Baldwin.
You know the one....... Schweddy Balls.
These are not THOSE balls!
1 cup ground almond
1/2 cup chocolate Oreo baking crumbs
1 1/2 cups quartered dried figs
2 tbsps shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsps liquid honey
3 tbsps booze (rum, whiskey, brandy, whatever you like)
Start by quartering the figs. Don't forget to remove the stem.
Take about half the figs and chop them in a food processor. Add the rest of the figs along with some of the ground almonds. It should be crumbly. Add the rest of the ground almonds, baking crumbs and coconut. Pulse a few times.
Finally add the liquid...vanilla, honey and booze. In this batch I used 1 tbsp whiskey and 2 tbsps Glayva (scotch liqueur).
Process until the mixture comes away from the bowl of the processor. Take a small scoop (1" size) and roll into balls, then roll in chocolate sprinkles.
You're done! Oh, did I mention? No baking!
Makes 28 - 1" balls
And if you've never seen SNL's Schweddy Balls, google it ; )