German Nougat Balls


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts


  1. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula. Remove the bowl from the heat until chocolate is melted.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder. Mix in the vanilla, coffee, rum, and nuts. The mixture should be fairly thick. Add more rum if necessary.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool then shape the mixture into 1/2 inch diameter balls. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Chill until firm.