U.S Bank Home Mortgage's Patty Millay has confessed that there's a new love brewing in her life.  It's coffee!!  And to celebrate her new obsession with you and us, she is serving up a recipe for Coffee Balls on today's What's Cookin'? segment.  Check this out!  Here's how to brew . . . er . . . make them!

Photo by Patty MIllay

From Patty:

All my life, I've loved the smell of coffee but hated the taste!  I've tried several times and in several flavors but never quite hit it off with java.  That is - until two weeks ago!  Portland Coffee Company beckoned to me and I fell totally in love with chocolate crème, white chocolate mocha and
kara-mocha. 

This heavenly brew has brought me to a custom thermal mug to keep it hot and I limit myself to one a day!

While watching a recent BBQ pit masters show - a featured dessert was Coffee Balls!  I knew the moment I saw it that I MUST find the recipe - and I did find it!  I hope you enjoy this deliciously sweet chocolate coffee bundle of heaven!

COFFEE BALLS

2 cups finely crushed shortbread cookies
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee or instant espresso powder
5 Tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

 

Directions:

When I say crush your cookies, I mean pulverize them!  No lumps!  Lumps are the enemy of a well rolled coffee ball.

Mix crushed cookies, powdered sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and instant coffee with the brewed espresso.  This should be just enough moisture to bring your ingredients together into a sticky concoction.  Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls and place on wax paper.  Toss each ball lightly in the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar then leave balls on the counter for an hour to let them dry.

If you're super sweet, toss the balls in powdered sugar again before storing them in an air tight container.  This simple no bake recipe yields about 2 dozen coffee balls.  Plenty to enjoy and share with your friends and family!

These are super yummy and best served with a cup of your favorite cup of Joe or a big cold glass of milk!

Pop them in a cute cookie tin and take them to your next gathering, book review or even a meeting at work.  You'll win a friend, I promise!

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