05 December 2016

Fireball Bites #TasteCreations

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For our December food, we selected sugar since we all love our holiday sweets!  Our bloggers have some tasty treats for you using real sugar.  We know that sugar isn't as healthy as other options, so be sure you are consuming it in moderation.  Sugar is my weakness.  I always have room for a sweet!


I was inspired by Cathy at My Side of 50 for this recipe.  She tells a darling story about her grandmother on this post.  Go and check it out.

My grandmother story is slightly different.  My great grandmother, Lula Belle Wilson, liked booze and often added it to recipes, most often her delicious eggnog.  When my momma was a little girl, Lula often told her to stay out of the eggnog.  My mom decided then that HER eggnog would never have booze in it so that everyone could enjoy it.  And as far as I know, it never has had any, except what we might pour in our individual glasses!

For my recipe, I used my bourbon ball recipe and exchanged the bourbon for Fireball.  It's a simple switch out.  If you aren't into including alcohol, I can't help you with an exchange, because I haven't tried anything else!

Fireball Bites

by Our Good Life
Ingredients
  • 1 (12-oz.) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Fireball whiskey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Powdered sugar
Instructions
Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.
2. Stir together Fireball and corn syrup until well blended. Stir together Fireball mixture and wafer mixture. Dough should be stiff and hold its shape.  Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Let set for 10 minutes and recover with powdered sugar. Cover and chill up to 2 weeks.
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Visit these other lovely blogs for their yummy recipes.  I am sure you will find the perfect dessert for your holiday gathering!

Mom Home Guide  Festive Strawberry Pie


An Italian in my Kitchen  Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies



and Tikkido  Browned Butter Sugar Cookies




33 comments :

  1. Oooh, I love your twist on bourbon balls! I definitely need to make some of these for my Christmas cookie trays. Wonder how they'd work with leftover crushed up gingerbread scraps?

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  2. I don't think I've ever had eggnog with booze in it, but no I definitely want to try some! These fireballs look awesome!

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  3. Those browned butter sugar cookies are making me drool! But, all of the ideas look yummy! Love all the alcohol in your family eggnog! That's a fabulous/hilarious memory! Cheers to that!

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  4. Yum! These look AMAZING!! I love finding unique dessert recipes to try at holiday parties!

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  5. OH wow! These look amazingly delicious. I have a party coming up soon so I may have to make these!

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  6. These little treats look ridiculously tasty, and I want to try them! Now that it's the holidays, I feel more motivated to experiment with desserts! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  7. Sounds yummy with a kick! I enjoyed all the recipes for the holidays!

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  8. These fireball bites sound so interesting! I have a sugar weakness too so I'm sure I'd love these!

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  9. These sound great, I do love a good cookie! I love new desserts at the holidays!

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  10. These remind me of the rum balls my mom always makes! They look delicious and I would love to try them!!

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  11. I have a weakness for sugar as well and these fireball bites look incredible. I would love the other festive creations as well.

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  12. I love the idea of fireball bites over rum balls, because I'm not a fan of rum. However, I've never even had a rum ball! Rum cake, yes. My husbands grandmother makes a rum cake that with one slice will knock you off your feet!

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  13. Nothing like the holidays to bring out those awesome cookie recipes! thanks for sharing the Fireball ones which sounds amazing...

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  14. I hadn't heard of anything like this, but they sound REALLY good. I will try making it this year. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Jessica H10:38 AM

    I have never had Fireball whiskey but these still sound amazing! I love adding alcohol to recipes just for adults!

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  16. These remind me of my college roommate's mother's rum balls. She would make them every year and they were potent, as in don't drive and eat these. I'm more of a whiskey girl, so these fireballs bites are calling my name.

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  17. So.... Fireball is basically my FAVORITE. I have never tried to make desserts with though. What a fun way to make a holiday treat!

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  18. Wow a fireball bite never heard of this one! I had the shot but this is interesting to make use of it into a dessert treat.

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  19. I think these sound amazing with Fireball in them. I need to start making my Christmas cookies. I usually make a bunch and pass out tins to friends. I had better start baking!

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  20. That sounds really good. I haven't tried anything like it that I can remember. It's always good to try something new and different.

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  21. Oh gosh I'm not sure I would be into these. I love chocolate but I haven't loved the trend of spicy chocolate. I think people who do like that combo would love these though!

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  22. Fireball bites? Oh we're definitely celebrating! Thanks for the recipe.

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  23. OH! We always make rum balls at the holiday time, but what a great swap out the Fireball would be!!

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  24. I want to try ALL the recipes in this post but especially your bites!! So yummy and perfect for the holidays!

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  25. When you mix two of my loves (chocolate + Fireball) together and get something I can't get enough of (sweets), I think we're officially BFFs.

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  26. Oh wow these look so good! I've been trying to find a few new recipes to try out when my family comes for Christmas! These look right up their alley!

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  27. This looks SO delicious. I am such a sugar fiend during the holidays! I will need to make these with my mom and sister during the holidays. :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  28. I love hearing family stories about why people cook and bake the way they do! My mom refuses to make pea soup (and neither will any of her siblings) because they have some really bad memories of it with their mom. The fireball bites look delicious!

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  29. Omg now this is my kind of cookie!!!!! I love fireball so I will definitely be giving your recipe a try!!!

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  30. I bet Fireball whiskey really adds a nice flavor to this sweet treat. This makes me want to make a boozy holiday treat this year.

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  31. These look and sound amazing! I am going to make them with my sister in law, she will love them.

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  32. This is such a great recipe for adult enjoyment. I think these would be perfect to make for Hubby and I during date night. Hopefully we will have time for some couple time during the holidays.

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  33. Terri - thanks for the shout out! I must try your bites. They look delicious. My mom & dad had Eggnog every Christmas with lots of NOG! :) We'll have a glass in their memory this year!

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