Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Yuletide Favs: Bourbon Balls!

Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Yuletide Favs: 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.

11 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Yuletide Favs: Bourbon Balls!

  1. I grew up in Kentucky, so I love making Bourbon Balls!!!
    I’ve used different Bourbons for these over the years, and I’ve been using Woodford Reserve the past five years or so. I used to use Maker’s, but the WR is a lot smoother in confections. I always use Dark Chocolate with it too…. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

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