Bourbon Street Balls with Pecans

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
24 to 30 balls
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 cups whole pecans or pecan halves
  • 2 cup crushed or processed vanilla cookies (recommended: Nilla wafers)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 jiggers bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons white syrup, (recommended: Karo)
  • Butter, for fingertips
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Roughly chop the pecans in a food processor. Remove 2 cups and reserve. Finely grind the remaining pecans in the food processor.

  • Combine ground pecans, Nilla wafers, confectioners' sugar, bourbon, and syrup. Coat finger tips with softened butter to help you roll. Shape mixture into balls 1 1/2 inches in diameter using an ice cream scoop. Roll in chopped pecans. Arrange balls on a dessert platter and serve. Ask for help rolling. Four hands make very quick work of this dessert!

  • SERVINGS: 24; Calories, per piece: 178; Total Fat 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Total Carbohydrates: 13 grams; Sugar: 8 grams Fiber: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 1 milligrams; Sodium: 16 milligrams


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