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Meemaw's Bourbon Balls

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"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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Original recipe makes 45 balls Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Grind cookies in a food processor into fine crumbs; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Grind pecans in the food processor; add to cookie crumbs. Stir 1 cup confectioners' sugar, bourbon whiskey, cocoa powder, and corn syrup with the cookies and pecans until the mixture holds together; roll into 3/4-inch balls.
  3. Spread coconut onto a plate and 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar onto a separate plate. Roll balls in coconut and sugar to coat. Arrange balls onto a platter, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until hardened, at least 1 hour.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.
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Jun 04, 2014

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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

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

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