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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

  •  4.2 stars stars based on 8 reviews
  •   89% would make this again
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1 cup vanilla wafers
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
1 cup chopped pecans
Unsweetened cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar, for coating

Combine the crumbs,sugar,1/4 cup cocoa powder, corn syrup and bourbon in a food processor or with an electric mixer. Blend until thoroughly mixed. Then, using a spoon, stir in the pecans. Roll tablespoons of the mixture to form small truffle-sized balls. Roll the bourbon balls in the cocoa to coat them. Just before serving, lightly sprinkle the balls with confectioners'sugar, using a strainer or shaker.

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Reviews of Kentucky Bourbon Balls:

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  A cookie baker in Kentucky  Nov 17, 2013
Would not make this again.
I make the old fashion bourbon balls I dont use vanilla wafers just powdered sugar vanilla butter pecans whiskey then make balls roll in powdered sugar or dip in chocolate never heard of putting in vanilla wafers 2 stars

  sandig in WI  Dec 10, 2011
Would make this again.
Awesome! I tripled the recipe and ended up with about 40 bourbon balls. I only used 1/2 of the suggested alcohol though. They're perfect! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Kentucky  Dec 6, 2011
Would make this again.
I love Bourbon Balls! We make them every year for Christmas and we served them at our wedding. HOWEVER, IN KENTUCKY THAT ARE NOT TRADIONALLY MADE WITH WAFERS.
5 stars

  V  Dec 13, 2010
Would make this again.
I think it is supposed to say one cup of vanilla wafer crumbs, not one cup of vanilla wafers. My balls did not want to hold their shape... LOL! Good stuff, 4 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 13, 2009
Would make this again.
Only yielded about 16 balls but they were yummy. Would double recipe if you are planning on giving any away. 4 stars

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