double chocolate cherry bourbon balls

Double Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Balls

1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup bourbon (ginger ale can be substituted for bourbon)
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 (8 1/2 ounce) package chocolate wafers, crushed (2 1/4 cups)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped candied red cherries
Granulated sugar

In top of double boiler or bowl. Set over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Remove from heat; stir in corn syrup and bourbon. In large bowl mix well wafer crumbs, nuts, confectioners’ sugar, and cherries. Add chocolate mixture; stir until blended. Let stand 30 minutes. Shape in 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.

Makes 54.

Calories per cookie made with walnuts: 67

Best served after storing for several days.