This easy recipe is a Southern favorite, made with bourbon, vanilla wafer crumbs, and cocoa, along with pecans and confectioners' sugar.
Blue Ribbon Recipe
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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