Bourbon balls

One holiday treat that just refuses to be categorized is the bourbon ball.  Is it a no bake cookie or an easy candy?

Either way, no cookie tray is complete without a few of these added to the mixture.  Delicious and easy, they are a no-fuss quick addition to the holiday spread.  There will also not be any leftovers!

Bourbon Balls

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 c. sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 oz. melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 c. bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 c. finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 c. finely chopped pecans
  • additional powdered sugar

Combine cocoa and sugar.  Combine corn syrup and melted chocolate, add bourbon.  Add bourbon mixture to cocoa mixture and stir well.  Add pecans and wafer crumbs, stir to combine.  Shape mixture into 3/4″ balls.  Roll balls into powdered sugar to coat.  Allow to dry before serving.  Makes 3 dozen balls.

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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2 Responses to Bourbon balls

  1. giascott says:

    Thanks to Glenda for letting me know I’d omitted the sugar in the ingredients. Recipe has been fixed!

  2. Glenda says:

    YUM! We love these. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I didn’t have bourbon, so used Captain Morgan spiced rum. I think they’ll be a hit at my cookie exchange. I promised to make another batch for our family Christmas.

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