Steph's Bourbon Balls

Steph's Bourbon Balls

Steph T. 0

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


40 m servings 272 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • 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

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  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.


  • Editor's Note:
  • You can substitute your favorite whiskey or use rum or brandy.
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  1. 11 Ratings


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 bet...

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

Hate to say it, but I did not care for these. Not sure if it was the recipe (which I followed exactly) or if I just don't care for this kind of thing. Judging by how many others loved them, its...

these turned out a little dry, but they are fantastic!! I used brandy.

I made these for a gathering, but didn't have time to make them ahead. Even same-day, I got rave reviews! I did use more bourbon than the recipe originally called for, but the powdered sugar in ...

Chocolatey and delicious!

This is the only bourbon ball recipe I use, though with a few modifications. I use at least 1/3 cup bourbon instead of 1/4, sometimes 1/2 cup. I only use 1/2 cup pecans and slightly less than ...

I must have done something wrong. I had a lot of crumbs mixture that wouldn't stick together. Help!