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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

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WW Freestyle: 3
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy. Perfect for a Christmas cookie tray!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 65


  • 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


  • In a deep bowl combine crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, powdered sugar, and the cocoa.
  • In a separate bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup.
  • Pour the bourbon mixture into the dry mixture; blend well.
  • Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  • Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. Store in refrigerator over night in tightly covered containers.
  • For better flavor, make these 3 days in advance.


  • WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 3
  • Bourbon balls are best stored in the fridge. Place them in an airtight container after you have added the powdered sugar coating. They will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • You can also freeze these in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months. When ready to eat one simple defrost in the fridge overnight, or go the single-serving route and just take one out!
Nutrition Facts
Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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