Pecan Bourbon Balls

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.

Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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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
  • Buttery Toasted Pecans, coarsely chopped


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