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Cherry Bourbon Balls

Cherry Bourbon Balls

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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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Original recipe yields 48 servings



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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...

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!