Wednesday, December 2, 2009

No-Bake Gingersnap Balls

Yeah! It's December and that means lots of holiday treats! My kitchen is in full swing this month, ok, every month, but I feel especially inspired to bake this time of year. I think it's all the seasonal flavors I get excited about.

Similar to the Rum Balls I blogged about last year, these No-Bake Gingersnap Balls are a little more kid-friendly. And they're addictive. And easy! Even the most inept baker will be able to put these together. Sorry, did that offend you? I just meant, if you suck at baking, don't worry, you'll do fine! :-P

No-Bake Gingersnap Balls
Recipe from Santa's Favorite Cookies December 2004 issue
Makes 2 dozen cookies

20 gingersnap cookies (about 5 ounces)
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar

1. Place cookies in large resealable plastic food storage bag; crush finely with rolling pin or meat mallet.

2. Combine corn syrup and peanut butter in medium bowl. Add crushed gingersnaps; mix well. (Mixture should hold together without being sticky. If mixture is too dry, stir in additional 1 tablespoon corn syrup.

3. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls; roll in powdered sugar.

Cook's note: Some gingersnaps are crisper than others, so you might need to add an extra tablespoonful or two of corn syrup to the crumb mixture to hold it together.

Step-by-Step in Pictures

Combine corn syrup and peanut butter in a bowl...

Add the crushed gingersnaps and mix well...

Shape the mixture into balls...

Then roll the balls in powdered sugar. That's it!


David M said...


The Duo Dishes said...

Ooooh, those flavors sound good. So easy too!

Mom said...

Lucky me...I got to have some! I really liked these no-bake cookies. The gingersnaps made them unlike any other no-bake cookie I've tried. With a big storm coming our way this week, I will try to remember the no-bake baking option should we have a power outage! It would be fun to bake by candlelight!!

Jays said...

I have GOT to make these with my girls! I wonder if I can find gluten-free gingersnaps...and then my littlest one can eat them too. That would be perfect.

Marni said...

David - Agreed. :)

The Duo Dishes - You just named its two best qualities! hehe

Mom - How fun. I suppose anytime you want, you could turn out the lights and bake with a candle. Some pretty funny mistakes can happen that way, too.

Deborah - I'm sure gluten free gingersnaps exist. They must! Maybe at Whole Foods. Your girls would have so much fun making these with you.

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