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Brownie Bourbon Balls

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Yield 2 dozen (serving size: 1 ball)
In this quick-and-easy rendition, we used packaged brownie mix, a little bourbon, and chopped toasted walnuts for a spunky after-dinner treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 (16.7-ounce) package double fudge brownie mix (such as Duncan Hines)
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnut pieces, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 100
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 1.6 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 82 mg
  • calcium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients (including fudge packet from mix), stirring well. Spread into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near edge of pan comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  3. Crumble brownies; place in a food processor. Add bourbon; process until mixture forms a ball (about 30 seconds).

  4. Shape brownie mixture into 24 balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Place nuts in a shallow bowl. Roll balls in nuts, pressing gently to coat.

  5. Note: Store balls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.