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Bourbon Balls

Tired of taking bourbon the old-fashioned way? These sweetmeats are good and easy -- no cooking required.
  • 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
Mix all ingredients together. Shape into small balls about 3/4 inch in diameter.

Roll balls in confectioners' sugar, cocoa or finely shredded coconut.


Makes about 3 dozen candies.

Prep time: 25 minutes; Cooking Time: 0 minutes; Total time: 25 minutes

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

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