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Amaretto Booze Balls

Booze balls are definitely the star of the show but not one to give to the kids! These simple treats are a bit like truffles but have a slightly sweet taste that makes them very hard to resist.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword amaretto booze balls, booze balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 48 balls
Calories 133kcal


  • 1 box Nilla Wafers (processed fine)
  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup almonds (chopped - or pecans)
  • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • ¾ cup Amaretto
  • ¼ cup coconut (or more to roll the balls in)


  • Empty the box of Nilla Wafers into a food processor, pulse until the wafers become finely processed
  • Place Nilla meal in a big bowl and add nuts, confectioner's sugar, Nutella and Amaretto
  • Stir with rubber spatula until all is incorporated.  If moist, refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Take small amount of dough in hand and roll into 1 inch balls - it's okay to have different sizes
  • Roll in coconut and place on jelly roll pan and refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours
  • Serve
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Tips for making the booze balls:
  • Using a food processor to pulverize the Nilla wafers is easiest and gives you a uniform texture.
  • If you don't have a food processor, put the Nilla wafers in a gallon Ziploc bag and use your rolling pin to crush them into a "meal". You may have to do this in batches.
  • I've made this recipe the same way for years and sometimes the booze balls come out on the dry side, other times they are moist. Either way, they will taste the same.
  • While I am rolling the booze balls, I wash my hands when my fingers get goopy, then resume rolling.
  • I usually package the balls in a gallon bag to store them. They freeze well and can be eaten within a few minutes of taking them out of the freezer.


Serving: 2balls | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg