Bourbon Balls

Tired of taking bourbon the old-fashioned way? These sweetmeats quite easy to prepare -- no cooking required. It's even faster if you run the vanilla wafers and pecans through the food processor.
  • 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
  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.

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

Ready in: 45 Min

Kitchen tools you'll need for Bourbon Balls:
Food Processors, Mixing Bowls, Baking Sheet

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell