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Cherry Bourbon Balls

Cherry Bourbon Balls

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    30 m


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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  • Calories:
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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




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 low. I had taken the chocolate mixture off the double boiler and when I added the bourbon and corn syrup it hardened the chocolate a little. I just put it back on the double boiler for a few minutes until it was smooth again and then mixed in the rest of the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe Cindy!

I'm nuts too...

I'm nuts too...


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 bother to cut them in half, and I also used Captian Morgan and a tad bit more of it. YUMMY, it was worth every fattening bite! Thanks Cindy, for the great dessert. Oh, the fam. thanks you too!

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