Jolly Bourbon Balls

Marsha Gardner


My friend Jeremy loves these little balls of goodness. I make them every Christmas to share with him.

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12 oz
box vanilla wafers, finely crushed, 3 cups
1 c
finely chopped nuts, i usually use pecans
1 c
powdered sugar, divided
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/2 c

How to Make Jolly Bourbon Balls


  • 1Combine crushed wafers, nuts and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a large bowl; set aside.
  • 2Melt chocolate chips with corn syrup in top of double boiler over simmering (not boiling) water. Stir in bourbon until smooth.
  • 3Pour chocolate mixture over crumb mixture; stir to combine thoroughly.
  • 4Shape scant tablespoonful of mix into 1-inch balls. Repeat with remaining mixture. Roll balls with the palms of your hands to form uniform round shape; p;ace on waxed paper.
  • 5Place remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll balls in sugar; place in petit four or candy papers. Store in an airtight container at least 3 days before serving for flavors to mellow. May be stored up to 2 weeks. Makes 48 candies.

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About Jolly Bourbon Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies