Kentucky Chocolate Bourbon Balls


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Festive cookie creating doesn't have to be difficult to be delicious. These easy to make cookies have a lovely, chewy consistency with a bourbon and vanilla flavor.


0 0 Ingredients for Bourbon Balls
1 cup vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1½ tablespoons corn syrup
0 0 Ingredients for Coating Choices
½ cup coconut flakes (for coconut coating)
½ cup powdered sugar (for sugar coating)
½ cup cocoa powder and ½ cup powdered sugar (for cocoa coating)


  1. Mix the coating(s) of your choice per ingredients listed above and set aside.
  2. Crush the vanilla wafers in a large bowl. Add the pecan nuts, powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix together.
  3. Add in the corn syrup and stir. Add bourbon and stir. (If substance is too sticky, add more vanilla wafers. If too dry, add more corn syrup and bourbon.)
  4. Roll into balls just smaller than a golf ball. Don’t worry about them not being perfect. Coat with the prepared coating of your choice. Enjoy immediately or once they are dry and non-sticky, about 20 minutes.

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