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Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls – Smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy. Perfect for a Christmas Tray!

bourbon balls

I am not sure what it is, but there’s something intriguing about booze in sweets. As soon as I mention that the cake or the cookies contain alcohol, people just go at them. I think it’s just curiosity – does it taste like cognac or does it taste like a cookie. For the most part it tastes like a cookie, or a cake.

But, that’s not the case with these Bourbon Balls. I can truly say that once you bite into one of these, you will feel as if though you took a shot of bourbon instead of a bite of a cookie…unless you do what you are supposed to – wait one day before eating them!

bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls - Smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy. Perfect for a Christmas Tray!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time
3 hrs
 

Bourbon Balls - Smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy. Perfect for a Christmas Tray!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 65 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fine vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup pecans , finely chopped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a deep bowl combine crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, powdered sugar, and the cocoa.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup.
  3. Pour the bourbon mixture into the dry mixture; blend well.
  4. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  5. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. Store in refrigerator over night in tightly covered containers.
  6. For better flavor, make these 3 days in advance.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 3

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Balls - Smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy. Perfect for a Christmas Tray!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 8g
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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35 Responses
  1. (drool) (drool) (drool)…did i mention drool? (that doesn’t make me sound like an alcoholic does it) 🙂 These sounds to die for. Like everyone else I’m not sure if i can wait an entire day.

  2. Wait a whole day, seriously? I don’t know if I could hold out that long Kate. Well maybe if I tried one (or two) liquor laced ones and then waited another day for the rest. Yeah, I think that would work.

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Katerina

I'm a cookie-maker, baker-faker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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