Bourbon Balls

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Serves: 36
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1 c fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 c finely chopped pecans
1 c confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c bourbon
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
confectioners sugar sifted

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Opal Jackson-Cakmak Recipe
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Birmingham, AL (pop. 212,237)
Member Since Nov 2011
Opal's notes for this recipe:
This easy recipe is a Southern favorite, made with bourbon, vanilla wafer crumbs, and cocoa, along with pecans and confectioners' sugar.
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Yum! These were a unanimous hit among the Kitchen Crew... even with those who wouldn't normally opt for Bourbon. I do suggest that you lessen the amount of alcohol a bit if you're not used to the flavor, as it does come through the chocolate quite prominently.


Thoroughly combine 1 crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and the cocoa. In a separate bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup. Stir this bourbon mixture into the dry mixture; blend well. Cover and chill for at least a few hours. Sift about 1/2 to 1 cup of confectioners' sugar on a cookie sheet. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the confectioners'. Store in refrigerator in tightly covered containers. Make these a few days in advance for best flavor, and roll in confectioners' sugar again before serving, if desired. These can also be frozen for longer storage.
Makes about 3 dozen bourbon balls.

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user Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut - Nov 23, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 30, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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