These are the ultimate merrymaking make-ahead sweet. Up to a month in advance, mix a big batch and freeze until the party.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Booze Balls
Total:
25 hr
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
24 hr
Yield:
about 4 1/2 dozen 1-inch balls
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 hr
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
24 hr
Yield:
about 4 1/2 dozen 1-inch balls
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium for 1 minute. Stir and repeat until the chocolate melts, about 3 minutes in all, depending on the power of your microwave. Alternatively, put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan (without touching the water). Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.

Process the cookies in a food processor until finely ground. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups ground cookies.) Alternatively, put the cookies inside a heavy resealable plastic bag and crush by moving a rolling pin over the cookies.

Stir the cookie crumbs, dried plums, confectioners' sugar, bourbon and condensed milk into the chocolate until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate the mixture until firm enough to roll into balls, about 45 minutes.

Scoop a tablespoon or so of the mixture at a time into a small ball with a cookie or small ice cream scoop and set onto a baking sheet or large plate. Roll each portion by hand into a smooth ball.

Store the booze balls in an airtight container at room temperature for a day to allow the flavors to come together. Store the balls in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 1 month. Roll in decorating sugars or wafer crumbs and serve.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Salmon Nicoise Platter

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Jam Thumbprints

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Red-Pepper Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sausage Balls

Recipe courtesy of Jean Anderson

Italian Sausage Balls

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Mini Cheese Balls

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

The Heavyset Cheese Ball

Recipe courtesy of Amy Sedaris

Marmalade Meat Balls

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.