San Marzano Almond Balls ___

San Marzano Almond Balls


For the Almond Balls:

  • 1 pound whole blanched almonds
  • 0.75 cup San Marzano or any Amaro that you have or prefer
  • 10 ounces hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


Put the almonds in a food processor for about 2 min. to pulverize them. You want the grain to be fine but not a flour.

Put the ground almonds in a bowl, add the cocoa and mix well.

Add the San Marzano and mix well until you have a soft paste.

Put the sugar in a flat dish.

Take a small lump of the paste, roll it in your hand to make a ball, then roll the ball in the sugar and set on a clean plate.

Roll all your balls, refrigerate for about 1 hour and serve cold.