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Bourbon Balls

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  •   97% would make this again
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Substitute the bourbon for rum and call these Rum Balls.

Makes about 60

3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 75)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup light corn syrup
Powdered or granulated sugar

Mix crushed wafers, powdered sugar, pecans and cocoa. Stir in bourbon and corn syrup. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Refrigerate in tightly covered container several days before serving.

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Reviews of Bourbon Balls:

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  linda in Pa  Dec 14, 2017
Would make this again.
Very good, very easy to make. Used Khalua because that\'s what I had. Think I better make more! 5 stars

  Dawn Miller in California  Dec 4, 2017
Would make this again.
I absolutely got raves. You can use different wafer cookies and change taste w different liquors. I've used frangelical liquor and spiced rum. Both a hit! 5 stars

  Lynsie in Carolina  Dec 13, 2016
Would make this again.
My Mom Made these Years ago so I had her recipe and I made these for a Christmas Party at the Last Minute. I used 3/4 cup Bourbon and could only refrigerate for 3 hours beforehand. They were a Monster HIT! First Item on the Buffet to be emptied. I will be fixing more for Friends & Family! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 20, 2014
Would make this again.
For the previous poster, these are safe for kids. The alcohol does not evaporate immediately, but think about it...we're talking about a half cup of rum divided into 60! Which, if you do the math, means that there is about a third of a teaspoon in each rum ball. Seriously nothing to worry about. 5 stars

  LaDonna in Davenport, Iowa, USA  Nov 17, 2014
Would make this again.
i have a question. Is this safe for children or dose the alcohol evaporate? If not do you know a non alchol substitute? 5 stars

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