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Cherry Bourbon Balls

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings 110
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


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  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; 4.9 15.1 1 0 38 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made this for Christmas, and it was great! Everybody loved them.

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Wow these were too strong.

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Made this for Christmas, and it was great! Everybody loved them.

HOLY COW these are TAAAAAA-SSTY! I made these and then had to bring them to my mom's a few hour later and they were STILL awesome! I used mariccino cherries that were pretty small so I didn't ...

Great Recipe! I took the advice of chopping the cherries into smaller pieces and just mixing them in. The only advice I have is that when you add the bourbon and corn syrup leave your heat on ...

I diced up the cherries and mixed a half cup into the recipe.........awsome, pieces of cherries full of bourbon!!

I had trouble at first rolling into balls. The mixture was too gooey. I added about 1/8 cup of confectioners sugar too the mix and that helped alot. I also took hints from several reviews. I soa...

These are awesome me and my hubby likes these so well I made 2 batches. The longer you let them set the better they are but we had a hard time letting them set lol.

Very yummy!! Like some of the other reviewers, I chopped up the cherries and put in the main mix instead of just in the center. This will become a holiday regular of mine.

I made these before but really modified the recipe. This time I made these 'as is' and really enjoyed them. Thanks

THESE ARE AWESOME!! Made them for the first time late last night for a cookie exchange. I used bacardi rum and also chopped up the candied cherries and added them to the mix (used a few more tha...