Recipe by themistycat
"I've tried several recipes I found online, and the mixture always comes out too wet to form balls. My grandmother used to make these, and I finally figured out my own recipe that's as close to hers as I could get."
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1 (12 ounce) package
vanilla wafer cookies
unsweetened cocoa powder
light corn syrup
flaked coconut, or to taste
confectioners' sugar, or to taste, for rolling
This is a great recipe. A holiday staple in our house for as long as I remember. My mom made these with Brandy. I prefer using bourbon. I have also used a combination of dark and coconut rum, or white cream de menth. They all are great. Then you can roll in confectioners sugar, ground nuts, cocoa powder... Endless possibilities!
I read the good reviews but you never know, so I made these for our company Christmas dinner and they were the first item to be devoured and we had a lot of foods/desserts to choose from. Tip: Because corn syrup and whiskey are the only ingredients that add moisture to help stick together, the best way to mix is to remove all jewelry, wash hands vigorously and use your hands to mix. I hesitated in doing this and used a mixing spoon. However, had to add a little more corn syrup and whiskey for it to hold together which I wouldn't suggest doing.
Delicious! Very easy to mix up, and rolled perfectly! I just rolled them all in powdered sugar b/c that's hubby's favorite. I have these in the fridge 'ripening' for Christmas, but so far, they are great, and I will report back closer to Christmas. I really liked that you didn't have to melt chocolate to make these, as you do for a lot of other recipes that I have tried. I will def be making these again and again...they are sooooo easy~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Meemaw's Bourbon Balls
Serving Size: 1/45 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 45
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 52
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