For a sweet and delicate snack that doesn't disappoint, try these chocolate-covered cherry vodka balls. Vanilla cookie crumbs and sea salt give these treats some character, but the vodka addition is what packs a real bite.
2 1/2 cups vanilla cookie crumbs, packed
1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp vodka
8 oz chocolate
1In a food processor, combine cookie crumbs, cherries, agave nectar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, sea salt, and vodka, and process until smooth. Place in the fridge to firm up, about an hour until firm enough to shape into balls.
2When cold, shape into small 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a foil lined sheet pan. Place in the freezer and freeze until somewhat hard, a few hours.
3When chilled, heat chocolate in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. Dip each ball in chocolate, and place on the sheet pan. Sprikle with a few grains sea salt, repeat with other balls, and let chocolate set (if you put them in the freezer it goes faster).