Pecan Bourbon Balls

Pecan Bourbon Balls Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller


Think a bourbon ball is a bourbon ball is a bourbon ball? Think again. Try coating them in spiced toasted pecans for a sweet-salty variation and you'll be a convert for life.


Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


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


Stir together first 6 ingredients. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar or pecans. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.