December 28, 2011

Chocolate Pomander Balls

1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon orange flavoring
2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup crushed walnuts
1 (1.75 ounce) package multicolored candy sprinkles

Combine chocolate chips, sugar, corn syrup, and water in a glass or metal bowl. Place bowl over a pot of simmering water to melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally. Once the chips are melted, stir in orange flavoring to the mixture and remove from heat.
Meanwhile, mix together the vanilla wafers and walnuts in a bowl; set aside. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl; mix until evenly coated. Shape the mixture into small balls; decorate with the candy sprinkles.