"Cocoa-laden no-bake chocolate balls laced with a bold red wine make a delicious and pretty Valentine's Day treat. They're even tastier the next day. These make a nice centerpiece when served in a decorative wine glass." — Ms. Robinson
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3 1/4 cups
crushed vanilla wafers
unsweetened cocoa powder
full-bodied red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cotes du Rhone, Zinfandel, Shiraz or Barolo)
red decorator sugar
Hi, this is my own recipe so I thought I'd share a suggestion I left out. This recipe is similar to those for rum balls, so I thought I'd pass on this tip I learned making those: if the mixture seems too sticky to form balls, chilling it for a bit first helps a ton.
Someone left a bottle of Yellow Tail Cabernet at my house and I really prefer sweeter wine so I didn't want to drink it. I didn't want to waste it either so I tried this out, and it wasn't good at all. Maybe it's because I don't like this kind of wine, but it just wasn't good. I would suggest using more vanilla wafers too, if you want to be able to form anything out of the mixture.
Used a Sin Zin to make this for a Zinfendel tasting ... everyone LOVED them and wanted the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Wine Balls
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 22
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