The Christmas season is almost upon us. It has really crept up on me this year. I am usually all prepared for my Thanksgiving desserts weeks before it gets here. This year I have no idea what I am going to make. I guess I'm going to have to figure it out pretty soon.
These combine all the holiday flavors in a simple little ball even though, unlike many holiday recipes the list of ingredients is remarkably short. These use their ingredients to maximum efficiency, creating much more complexity and depth without having to haul out the entire pantry. That fact alone might make these my new favorite. At the very least, I'm adding them to my yearly gifting repertoire. Maybe you'll add them to yours, too.
|the secret complex ingredient -- unsulphured molasses|
No Bake Gingerbread Balls
makes about 4 dozen
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1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 3/4 cups plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cu granulated sugar
In a small saucepan, combine the honey and molasses. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. Transfer to a large, heatproof bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs; mix until well combined. Let cool completely.
Put the sugar into a small bowl. Once the mixture is cool, roll the mixture into 1" balls. You may have to squeeze the mixture a little to get it to hold together. Also, wash your hands off after every 3 or 4 balls, to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands, rather than itself. Roll each ball in the sugar, coating the entire ball. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.