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Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

There has been a running theme with the last few recipes I have posted - Bourbon. I found this on a recipe card in my Grandmothers files. It has chocolate stains on it so it was used many times. There were several nuts listed on the card but Pecans was circled, I prefer Almonds but almost any nut will work in this recipe.


2 1/2 cups of Nilla Wafer crumbs - that's about a whole box

1 cup of either Almonds, Pecans, or Walnuts.

8 ounces of 100% chocolate

1/2 cup of bourbon

1/2 cup of powder sugar

3 tablespoons of light corn syrup

1/2 cup of raw sugar

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder


Place the nut of choice into the food processor and pulse into finely ground.

Pour into a large bowl.

Next process the Nilla wafers and add to the bowl with the nuts and the powder sugar, whisk to combine.

Place chocolate in a double boiler and simmer and whisk until smooth, remove from heat and whisk in the bourbon and the corn syrup until smooth.

Pour mixture into the bowl with the cookie mixture and stir well until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough sit at room temp for 30 minutes.

Place the raw sugar and cocoa powder in the food processor and pulse a few times to combine, pour into a bowl.

Pinch dough into 1 inch balls and then roll cocoa sugar and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until done.

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