Rating: 4.1 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

No bake cookies with a kick.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix chocolate wafer crumbs, ground blanched almonds, unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup sugar.

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  • Dissolve instant coffee in coffee liqueur and stir into crumb mixture with corn syrup.

  • Shape into 1/4 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. To make cinnamon sugar, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 52.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2019
I had no trouble rolling these as other reviewers did. I halved the recipe and wound up with 17 balls. I did not try to dissolve the coffee powder but just added it directly into the mix, which worked out fine. If you're a coffee lover you will enjoy these. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2003
Helped to add more sugar and cinnamon before rolling the balls (before doing that a taste-tester said they were "bland") Read More
(10)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2003
Helped to add more sugar and cinnamon before rolling the balls (before doing that a taste-tester said they were "bland") Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2003
This turned out pretty good. They're a bit chewey and the flavor wasn't too strong. I think maybe I'll try instant espresso next time to give it more of a coffee flavor. Everyone at the office seemed to like them though. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2003
I must have done something wrong because when I made these they were more like goo than a cookie. I doubt thats what theyre supposed to look like but they did taste excellent;; Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
This is an excellent adult dessert. The overwhelming coffee and liquer flavor is addictive. It takes at least 45 minutes to dissolve the coffee granules in the Kahlua though so be patient. And if you blanch your own almonds they must be thoroughly dry to grind or you get mush. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2019
I had no trouble rolling these as other reviewers did. I halved the recipe and wound up with 17 balls. I did not try to dissolve the coffee powder but just added it directly into the mix, which worked out fine. If you're a coffee lover you will enjoy these. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
I have been making these for years even though they are a sticky pain in the butt! Everybody LOVES these! I can never make enough! I do add a bit more Karo and Kahlua, and I use chocolate animal crackers. Gives them a richer taste than the oreo with it's white cream filling. They are easier to put into a processor and make a finer grind, which makes for a smoother coffee ball. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2006
They were delicious but a little difficult to form into balls. The mix seemed dry and wouldn't pack together so I added more Karo syrup. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2020
I really loved the idea of coffee balls instead of rum balls (which I make every Christmas and dearly love!). I did have to make a few changes due to ingredients I had on hand - too lazy and cheap to go to the store - but honestly, they are GOOD! I used walnuts and black walnuts instead of almonds ( I like them more and didn't have any almonds), also, used Kaluah plus Jim Beam coffee whiskey (serving size bottle) with a little molasses thrown in for sweet. I used powdered sugar instead of granulated just for palatability, and rolled them in a mixture of 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1/3 C powdered sugar. When I had to dilute the mixture (it was just too crumbly) I used a little expresso I had brewed - about 2 tbsp. I had my hubs do the taste test - he's kinda picky. He LOVED them! The black walnuts are a real standout and go great with the Kaluah flavor. This recipe is SO forgiving that you can do myriad things with it. Go nuts! Thanks for a great basic recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2018
I really struggled to get these balls to come together as balls. They were on the dry side and the cookie crumbs and almonds just didn't seem to want to play nice together. The chocolate defiantly increase the punch of the coffee flavor as well as highlighting coffee's bitter nature. All the black coffee drinkers loved them. Read More