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Cherry Bourbon Balls


"This recipe can also use rum instead of bourbon and also you can use chocolate wafers instead of vanilla wafers. Be sure to age these for at least a few days in a tin before serving."
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30 m servings 110 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In the microwave oven or over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the bourbon and corn syrup.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the crushed vanilla wafers and ground walnuts. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crumbs in the bowl and blend well using your hands. Shape into 1 inch balls and press a cherry half into the center of each one. Roll each cookie in confectioners' sugar to coat.
  3. Store in an airtight tin for at least a week before serving.

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Most helpful positive review

Made this for Christmas, and it was great! Everybody loved them.

Most helpful critical review

Wow these were too strong.

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Made this for Christmas, and it was great! Everybody loved them.

HOLY COW these are TAAAAAA-SSTY! I made these and then had to bring them to my mom's a few hour later and they were STILL awesome! I used mariccino cherries that were pretty small so I didn't ...

Great Recipe! I took the advice of chopping the cherries into smaller pieces and just mixing them in. The only advice I have is that when you add the bourbon and corn syrup leave your heat on ...

I diced up the cherries and mixed a half cup into the recipe.........awsome, pieces of cherries full of bourbon!!

These are awesome me and my hubby likes these so well I made 2 batches. The longer you let them set the better they are but we had a hard time letting them set lol.

I had trouble at first rolling into balls. The mixture was too gooey. I added about 1/8 cup of confectioners sugar too the mix and that helped alot. I also took hints from several reviews. I soa...

Very yummy!! Like some of the other reviewers, I chopped up the cherries and put in the main mix instead of just in the center. This will become a holiday regular of mine.

I made these before but really modified the recipe. This time I made these 'as is' and really enjoyed them. Thanks

Wow these were too strong.