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aunt mildred's whiskey balls

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
donna morales
New Orleans, LA

I remember as a child sneaking these at family Christmas gatherings because they were supposed to be for the adults only cause of the liquor. But these are so wonderful as a holiday treat and quite easy to make.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These whiskey balls are similar to a rum ball, just prepared with whiskey. If you don't love whiskey, this recipe may not be for you. But if you like whiskey, definitely give them a try. Ground pecans add a nice texture and flavor. The whiskey is noticeable but not overpowering. With a hint of chocolate, these will be delicious as an after dinner treat for adults.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For aunt mildred's whiskey balls

  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers, ground fine
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    Karo syrup
  • 1/2 c

How To Make aunt mildred's whiskey balls

  • Wafers ground in a food processor.
    Put wafers in food processor grind until very fine.
  • Pecans ground in a food processor.
    Do the same with pecans.
  • Wafers and pecans combined with powdered sugar and cocoa.
    Combine these with the sifted powdered sugar and the cocoa.
  • Adding syrup and whiskey.
    Add the syrup and whiskey.
  • Mixing all the ingredients together.
    Mix thoroughly.
  • Forming small round balls.
    Shape into balls (about the shape of small meatballs).
  • Whiskey balls rolled into sugar.
    Roll in the granulated sugar. Store in a tightly covered container. Does not need to be refrigerated.