One of the best desserts / gifts / party favors I have in my little “rolodex of presents” is the Mint Malt Balls first introduced to me by event planner extraordinaire, David Monn. He put them in our hotel goodie bags for our wedding (10 years ago) and since then I have been a big fan. Yet, one can only hoard so much candy, so I eventually forgot about them. Fast forward to David Monn’s Book Party, and there they were. Green malt balls in little containers on every table throughout the entire New York Public Library. BINGO, sold, addicted all over again.
So yes, while at the party, I did what every Jewish mother does, and I stuffed my purse with some of them. YUP -a dozen of them in my purse (Ken = horrified). First of all, I knew that they would be eaten in the next day or two (confirmed yes), and I knew that David wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy the party (and the green balls heightened my experience).
These mint malt balls are basically cookie-cream-chocolate-minty-malty flavored balls. I promise you that they are the most delicious things you have tasted (and no, they are not sugar free, nor gluten free, nor healthy by any means). I have never met a person that didn’t like them. So because I fell in love all over again, I had to, of course, order a 5 pound bag of them. And now, I have presents for every single person that I know because 5 pounds of these balls are way more than you would expect.