Recipe by Pamela Maret
"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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vanilla wafer crumbs
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
light corn syrup
confectioners' sugar for decoration
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bourbon Balls II
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 21
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