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Steph's Bourbon Balls

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars

"These bourbon balls are my signature Christmas candy. You'll get requests to make these every year!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 272 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (40 bourbon balls)

Directions

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  1. Place the sugar in a shallow bowl, and set aside. Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and pecans in a bowl, and mix well.
  2. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes to melt the chips. Stir the melted chips until smooth, and beat in the corn syrup and whiskey. Scrape the chocolate mixture into the crumb mixture, and stir well to mix.
  3. Form the dough into 1-inch balls, and roll each ball in sugar. Place the finished bourbon balls on a cooling rack to finish setting up.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • You can substitute your favorite whiskey or use rum or brandy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 13.3 g fat; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made these and they were easy and taste great! I but Captain Morgan rum instead of the bourbon.

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Hate to say it, but I did not care for these. Not sure if it was the recipe (which I followed exactly) or if I just don't care for this kind of thing. Judging by how many others loved them, its...

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I made these and they were easy and taste great! I but Captain Morgan rum instead of the bourbon.

I highly recommend this recipe. I tried another recipe for bourbon balls posted on this site, and they turned out more like chocolate coated, soggy sugar cookies. Steph's Bourbon Balls has a bet...

I always use VO bourbon to make these. They taste best after a few days (if you can wait that long to partake). Update: After making these dozens of times, I discovered a way to keep them fro...

Hate to say it, but I did not care for these. Not sure if it was the recipe (which I followed exactly) or if I just don't care for this kind of thing. Judging by how many others loved them, its...

I made these for a gathering, but didn't have time to make them ahead. Even same-day, I got rave reviews! I did use more bourbon than the recipe originally called for, but the powdered sugar in ...

these turned out a little dry, but they are fantastic!! I used brandy.

This is the only bourbon ball recipe I use, though with a few modifications. I use at least 1/3 cup bourbon instead of 1/4, sometimes 1/2 cup. I only use 1/2 cup pecans and slightly less than ...

Chocolatey and delicious!

I did not add chocolate chips and it still is delicious! I also substituted graham cracker crumbs for vanilla wafers.