Cherry Bourbon Balls

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This recipe can also use rum instead of bourbon and also you can use chocolate wafers instead of vanilla wafers. Be sure to age these for at least a few days in a tin before serving.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup bourbon

  • ¼ cup corn syrup

  • 3 cups crushed vanilla wafers

  • 1 ½ cups ground walnuts

  • 24 candied cherries, halved

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In the microwave oven or over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the bourbon and corn syrup.

  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the crushed vanilla wafers and ground walnuts. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crumbs in the bowl and blend well using your hands. Shape into 1 inch balls and press a cherry half into the center of each one. Roll each cookie in confectioners' sugar to coat.

  3. Store in an airtight tin for at least a week before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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