Bourbon Fruit Balls

These candies taste best after they have been stored for 24 hours. They can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator for several weeks.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 ounce) package None Such Condensed Mincemeat, finely crumbled
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 56 cookies)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon or rum
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except additional confectioners' sugar until well blended.
  2. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Dip hands in confectioners' sugar; shape mixture into 1-inch ball. (Re-chill if mixture become too soft.)
  4. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar.
  5. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets; chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
  7. Re-roll in confectioners' sugar before serving if desired.