Bourbon Balls II

Bourbon Balls II

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Pamela Maret
Recipe by  Pamela Maret

“A favorite recipe that my family has been making for years that we received from a friend of the family. These are great for New Years Eve.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen


  1. Combine wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners' sugar and cocoa.
  2. Blend the bourbon and the corn syrup together. Add the crumb mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate.

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I just made these today for a Christmas party this weekend. It was funny...when I was measuring the 1/4 shot of bourbon I thought, "what the heck, that doesn't seem like enough" and gave it a quick shot more. Do not try this at your home!! I used Jim Beam Black and they are strooooong! But whose complaining? I like them. But then again, I like the taste of Bourbon. These have turned out great and I will be making them often...using only the amount of bourbon called for, of course!



OH!! This has got to be the best recipe I have found for Bourbon Balls! It doesnt have a real strong Bourbon taste just enough. Thanks Pamela!!



I've been making these for years as gifts and my family can't get enough. I used graham cracker crumbs and often add more bourbon than called for. The confectioners sugar soaks in so dust them again just before serving. a melon ball scoop works well for me, just scoop into batter, then tap hard into a plastic bowl, finish rounding off with buttered hands.

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 50 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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