Bourbon Balls

Tired of taking bourbon the old-fashioned way? These sweetmeats are good and easy -- no cooking required.
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups vanilla wafers, rolled to dust
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
Preparation:
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Shape into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter.
  2. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar, cocoa or finely shredded coconut.
  3. Makes three dozen candies.

Rum may be substituted for the bourbon. Either way, these are very strong. The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.

Prep time: 25 Min; Cooking time: 20 Min; Total time: 45 Min

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