Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Bourbon Balls offer up a powerful punch while packaged in a small bite. These sweet, no-bake treats are a favored gift and a perfect nibble for parties.


Makes about 5 dozen
Total time: 53 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 53 Minutes


1 (12-oz.) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup bourbon
2 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Powdered sugar


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.

2. Stir together bourbon and corn syrup until well blended. Stir together bourbon mixture and wafer mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Cover and chill up to 2 weeks.

December 2011
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