Cocoa-laden no-bake chocolate balls laced with a bold red wine make a delicious and pretty Valentine's Day treat. They're even tastier the next day. These make a nice centerpiece when served in a decorative wine glass.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen candies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the vanilla wafers, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup and red wine. Mix with a sturdy spoon or your hands until it becomes a uniform dough. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in red decorator sugar. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 16.1g 5% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 38.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2008
Someone left a bottle of Yellow Tail Cabernet at my house and I really prefer sweeter wine so I didn't want to drink it. I didn't want to waste it either so I tried this out and it wasn't good at all. Maybe it's because I don't like this kind of wine but it just wasn't good. I would suggest using more vanilla wafers too if you want to be able to form anything out of the mixture. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2008
Someone left a bottle of Yellow Tail Cabernet at my house and I really prefer sweeter wine so I didn't want to drink it. I didn't want to waste it either so I tried this out and it wasn't good at all. Maybe it's because I don't like this kind of wine but it just wasn't good. I would suggest using more vanilla wafers too if you want to be able to form anything out of the mixture. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2011
Used a Sin Zin to make this for a Zinfendel tasting... everyone LOVED them and wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
I've made these a few times and they are always a hit with wine lovers. This time I used store brand vanilla wafers and the batter seemed too dry so I added a bit more corn syrup and wine. I used a cookie scoop to portion the balls before rolling them by hand and that worked well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2020
These would be good for a wine tasting party or girls night. They tasted fine, but I could barely taste the wine. I think rum or bourbon, some stronger tasting liquor would be better in them. Read More
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