Bourbon Balls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 61
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 45.5
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 12.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Perfect bourbon balls for the holidays! You can easily substitute rum or whiskey for bourbon. Perfect bourbon balls for the holidays! You can easily substitute rum or whiskey for bourbon.
Number of Servings: 61


    2 cups fine vanilla wafer (reduced fat)
    1 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
    1 cup finely ground pecans or walnuts
    3 tablespoons cocoa powder - Hershey's special dark
    3 tablespoons light or dark corn syrup
    1/4 cup bourbon or any whisky
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    Cocoa and/or powdered sugar for coating


Toast pecans in oven @ 350 degree. cool and rough cut.
Combine the crumbs, sugar, nuts, cocoa, corn syrup, bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Roll into balls about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and roll in cocoa powder or powdered sugar to coat the outside. Store in an airtight container for at least one week, and up to three weeks.

You should be able to make 2.5 dozen balls. I seem to always make more. This batch I made 61, mine must be just a bit smaller than 1 inch.

Number of Servings: 61

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OFELIA_ALEX.

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  • Memories of my mother. Thanks. - 12/5/09

    Reply from OFELIA_ALEX (12/14/09)
    so glad you enjoyed them. my brother is on gluten free diet. he loved the gluten free bourbon balls as well if you know anyone that might enjoy those.

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