Bourbon Balls

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
3 dozen, about 12 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 8 ounces vanilla wafers, enough to make 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa, divided
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Spread the pecans on a cookie sheet, and place in the oven for 3 minutes. For even toasting, turn the tray, front to back. Toss the nuts with a metal spatula and bake for another 3 minutes. You'll know they're done when they give off their fragrant aroma, and be sure to check them so they don't become overbaked or charred.

In a food processor, chop the vanilla wafers into crumbs. Add the pecans and process just until they are finely chopped. In a medium bowl, mix together the crumb-pecan mixture, 1/4 cup of the cocoa, and 1/4 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Add the corn syrup and bourbon. Mix thoroughly. Sift the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar onto a large plate. Form the crumb mixture into 3/4-inch balls and roll them through the cocoa-sugar to coat. Store in a sealed container for up to 5 days. If necessary, touch them up with a light dusting of the remaining confectioners' sugar.


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