This was handed down to me a few Christmas's ago and are a perfect treat if you want to enjoy the wonderful taste of chocolate and bourbon all in one bite.
I know the Holidays are over but the Super Bowl is coming and this is a great way to use up some of that leftover Holiday Booze.
3c Nilla Vanilla Wafers ( or Cheap off brand )
1/2 Cup very finely chopped Pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa
2c Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 cup or more Makers Mark ( or the bourbon of choice )
3 Tbs. Karo light Corn Syrup
A Little Salt to taste
Throw the wafers in a blender. One box should get you three cups worth ground. Then combine with the nuts, cocoa, 1 cup of the sugar, bourbon,corn syrup and a little salt.
After you mix these roll into balls.Don't go as big as golf balls but go bigger than marbles.
Once you have your balls roll them in remaining sugar and leave in fridge overnight preferably in airtight container.
Take them out and enjoy...but not too much because these babys can be pretty pontent. Also make sure you keep the little ones out of them !
Happy New Year, Joe
Where does the time go? We are already playing December football. Sorry that I missed some time on vacation but I am happy to report that I was dialed in on the picks in Las Vegas well enough to pay for my trip. I think next season I may have to revise this feature and try picking against the line.
But for this week here are your straight up Office Pool winners.
Denver over Oakland ( Peyton Manning on Prime Time will handle playing in the Black Hole )
St. Louis over Buffalo ( Bradford keeps getting better and Jeff Fisher has these guys starting to believe they can win )
Cincinatti over Dallas ( Cowboys booking vacations as its over for this year )
Cleveland over Kansas City ( Browns improving and Mike Holmgren wont be around to get the credit )
Indianapolis over Tennessee ( How lucky are Colts fans to get Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck all in one generation ? )
Chicago over Minnesota ( Thanks to the Seahawks the Bears now have a must win )
Tampa Bay over Philly ( Eagles are another unexpected also ran that is officially toast )
Washington over Baltimore ( This will be a test for RG3 but he has been passing them all lately )
Atlanta over Carolina ( This is a dangerous pick as Falcons are due for a letdown )
Jets over Jacksonville ( Jets will win just enough to save the Coaches job )
Pittsburgh over San Diego ( Steelers still fighting for a playoff spot )
San Francisco over Miami ( I would love to see a Dolphin victory but I have my doubts )
Seattle over Arizona ( The NFC West revenge tour begins with Zona )
Giants over New Orleans ( The Saints collapsed against Atlanta and wont be coming back )
Green Bay over Detroit ( The Packers love home games in December especially at night Brrr ! )
New England over Houston ( Another game with the potential to be chilly. Thats why I go against the warm weather Texans )
I feel pretty good about this week. Happy Holidays and Go Seahawks ! Joe
I went 10-4 last week. Not too shabby and I am glad I am getting things figured out before I head to Las Vegas in a couple of Sundays. Lets see if I can continue my winning ways.
Indy over Jacksonville ( Indy has Andrew Luck. Jags have no luck )
Atlanta over New Orleans ( A shootout that Fantasy Footballers will love )
New England over Buffalo ( The Pats have beat these guys 23 out of the last 24 )
Detroit over Minnesota ( We lost to the Lions. We beat the Vikings )
Baltimore over Oakland ( Glory days of Ravens D is past but they can still stop Oakland )
Miami over Tennessee ( Jake Locker should return with plenty of rust )
Denver over Carolina ( Cam Newton gets to see what a Hall of Fame QB looks like as Peyton gives lessons )
Tampa Bay over San Diego ( Both teams need it bad but Tampa is really starting to click )
NY Giants over Cincinatti ( Sandy a huge distraction for Giants players so playing on the road may be a break for them )
Seattle Seahawks at NY Jets ( There will be no Tebowing at Century Link this Sunday )
Dallas over Philly ( Both of these have been big busts all year. I would not be suprised if they figure out a way to tie 0-0 )
San Francisco over St. Louis ( I am close to conceding the NFC West title to the Niners. Would love to be wrong on this one )
Chicago over Houston ( The must watch game this week for sure with two GREAT defenses going at it )\
Pittsburgh over Kansas City ( If I was in Vegas this weekend I would be hitting this one hard )
Enjoy the weekend and Go Seahawks ! Joe