This easy recipe is for the Southern favorite Bourbon Balls.
These delicious little confections are made with bourbon, vanilla wafer crumbs, and cocoa, along with pecans and confectioners' sugar. So easy and so good!
- 1 cup fine vanilla wafer crumbs
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- confectioners' sugar, sifted
Thoroughly combine 1 crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and the cocoa. In a separate bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup. Stir this bourbon mixture into the dry mixture; blend well. Cover and chill for at least a few hours. Sift about 1/2 to 1 cup of confectioners' sugar on a cookie sheet. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the confectioners'. Store in refrigerator in tightly covered containers. Make these a few days in advance for best flavor, and roll in confectioners' sugar again before serving, if desired. These can also be frozen for longer storage.
Makes about 3 dozen bourbon balls.