Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Bourbon Balls!

Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Bourbon Balls! Remember the scene from “The Grinch Stole Christmas” where the adults in Whoville are throwing a key party? Well, I’m convinced they may have been nibbling on holiday Bourbon Balls based on the way they were flirting and having a crazy-fun time. Be forewarned. This recipe does contain chocolate and alcohol. You may want to mention it. 
BOURBON BALLS
Ingredients:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

3 tablespoons corn syrup

1/2 cup bourbon

2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup pecans, finely chopped 

Granulated sugar
Instructions:

Pulse vanilla wafers in a food processor to make crumbs. Set aside. Over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate morsels; remove from heat. Blend in corn syrup and bourbon. In a large bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, and nuts. Add chocolate mixture. Blend well. Chill 30 minutes. Using a melon ball utensil, scoop dough into 1″ balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Store in covered container for several days to season flavor. 

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55 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Bourbon Balls!

  1. Aweseome – I am so going to make this one. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW you post released today on my blog: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/timeless-classics-burrata-meatballs/ Thank you so very much for your participation.
    I just released the theme for our new Monthly Exchange today. Hope you will be able to participate. Please see: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/share-and-inspire-others-december-2016-event/ Hope you will be able to join us in this win win exchange, and I am looking foward to your contribution.

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  2. I remember having bourbon balls when I was in junior high. My friend had made them and I was worried they would alter me chemically some how and I would never be the same.
    Now as a Latter Day Saint convert and an adult I am thinking they are a great option. Mormons do not drink alcohol, but baking with it cooks the alcohol out.
    Thanks for posting the recipe.

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