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Bourbon Balls II Recipe

Bourbon Balls II

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"A favorite recipe that my family has been making for years that we received from a friend of the family. These are great for New Years Eve."

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Directions

  1. Combine wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners' sugar and cocoa.
  2. Blend the bourbon and the corn syrup together. Add the crumb mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2006

I just made these today for a Christmas party this weekend. It was funny...when I was measuring the 1/4 shot of bourbon I thought, "what the heck, that doesn't seem like enough" and gave it a quick shot more. Do not try this at your home!! I used Jim Beam Black and they are strooooong! But whose complaining? I like them. But then again, I like the taste of Bourbon. These have turned out great and I will be making them often...using only the amount of bourbon called for, of course!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 31, 2003

I followed the directions to a "T". Ingredients did not form and I had to add extra wafers. Taste was OK. I think I'll try a different recipe. Maybe I did something wrong.

 
Nov 24, 2010

I've been making these for years as gifts and my family can't get enough. I used graham cracker crumbs and often add more bourbon than called for. The confectioners sugar soaks in so dust them again just before serving. a melon ball scoop works well for me, just scoop into batter, then tap hard into a plastic bowl, finish rounding off with buttered hands.

 
Dec 21, 2002

OH!! This has got to be the best recipe I have found for Bourbon Balls! It doesnt have a real strong Bourbon taste just enough. Thanks Pamela!!

 
Nov 13, 2003

This is a wonderful recipe! Even though I tripled the recipe I came out with 52 pieces instead of 154. I also will place them in a cool dark place and sprinkle with more bourbon once a week until Christmas! Be careful! I made these one year and a friend of mine got drunk eating too many!

 
Jan 09, 2008

These are so good. If you have trouble rolling into balls, just refrigerate for a little bit. These have been a real hit in Iraq and brought some joy to my husband and the soldiers he works with.

 
Dec 21, 2009

I made these tonight, followed the recipe exactly, except it didn't take quite all the liquid.Balled up nicely & they are now "aging" in the fridge. I'm sure they'll be a hit at tomorrow night's party. I used a spiced rum. Thanks for the recipe, Pamela

 
May 23, 2006

These are always a hit in my Christmas gift baskets. I make them several days in advance and leave out for 24 hours. Then I refrigerate for a few days. I find that the taste mellows the longer you wait to serve them.Thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 50 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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