Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Steph's Bourbon Balls

Steph's Bourbon Balls

  • Prep

  • Ready In

Steph T.

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

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 20 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 13.3 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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.
Rate recipe

Your rating




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 better consistency, is arguably less costly, and takes a fraction of the time to make compared to the other posted recipes. If Bourbon Balls are your thing, you won't be disappointed.

Steph T.

I always use VO bourbon to make these. They taste best after a few days (if you can wait that long to partake).