Recipe courtesy of Chef's Market

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Yield: 36 servings
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1 cup finely chopped vanilla wafers

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon

1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup


  1. Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar, and the cocoa. Combine the bourbon and corn syrup and stir into the dry mixture. When thoroughly blended, cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or more. Sift the remaining confectioners' sugar onto a large piece of waxed paper. Take 1 tablespoon of the dough, shape it into a ball, and roll it in the sugar. Repeat until all the dough is used. Store them, covered, in the refrigerator.