Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bourbon Balls

I wrote in an earlier post about the Southern Trifecta (or holy trinity) of balls at Southern parties:

1.   Date Nut Balls
2.   Bourbon Balls
3.   Sausage Balls

….and I had several requests for bourbon balls, so here's the recipe!


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Bourbon Balls

Ingredients:
1 (12-oz.) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3/4 cup powdered sugar 
2 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
2 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup Maker's Mark Bourbon 
Powdered sugar for rolling cookies

Preparation:
1. Combine vanilla wafers, pecans, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl; stir well.
2. Combine corn syrup and bourbon, stirring well. Pour bourbon mixture over wafer mixture; stir until blended. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in additional powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.


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Note:  I think pecans are better in this recipe, but this time I used walnuts because I had just enough and I wanted to get rid of them.  Most Southerners use pecans!



You can read my post for Southern Date Nut Balls here.


Maybe if I have time, I'll make my special sausage balls.  ;P

Until next time…

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

24 comments:

  1. Those bourbon balls look so good. I am writing down the recipe. Thanks Ricki Jill.

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  2. I love bourbon balls and sausage balls. A platter of either would be gone in no time at my house.

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  3. LIQUOR??? IN CANDY???? I am intrigued, even though I'm not a fan of bourbon.

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    1. LOL! Fruit cake has much more booze than this recipe, traditionally (and several types). Plus rum balls, Kahlua cake, etc. It's a tradition! ;)

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  4. These sound yummy! My mom use to make rum balls.

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  5. RJ, Ha, I know that party well! Good recipe and love the snaps. They look delicious.........

    Emily

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  6. OH, YUM!!! Another recipe for me to try! Thanks Ricki Jill! :)

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  7. These definitely sound awesome! Do you think they can be made sans powdered sugar? I need to try my hand at them the next time I find vanilla wafers at the market...Thanks! :D

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    1. I've had these rolled in cocoa before, and I really liked them. I've also had them rolled in cinnamon sugar, and they were my least favorite.

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  8. Hi pretty R. J.! Oh, these sound so good and I would love to have some right now!! ;)
    Hope you're doing well and thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. They look wonderful (especially in you Mackenzie- Childs dishes). Sunday is baking day at our house.

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  10. I recall my mom making bourbon balls back in the 70's. They were delicious! Bet your recipe is also..

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  11. Oh my! These are incredible! I can just imagine how tasty they would be! Enjoy your week my friend!

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  12. Ok I don't like bourbon so I do not think I would like these

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  13. I don't think I've had any of those before, they look so good!!!

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  14. Dec. 18th

    So confusing... I lost all connection to my blogs. Had to make a new one. -sighhhh-

    Hope this links you, to it...

    "Here there be musing" blog

    Tessa~

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  15. Ohhh, they look so tasty! My Mema used to make these. I'm originally from Georgia, and my Mema was a Southern grandma through and through. Her green beans were to die for. And I don't like green beans! She had the magic. =)

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  16. I LOVE burbon balls, (I'm southern)! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm going to give them a try, (with the pecans of course!)
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. These sound good! I have never had one before!

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  18. My mother always made rum balls. I think I'd like these better! And sausage balls have always been a family tradition during opening presents to last until we can fix the real breakfast.

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  19. Dec. 19

    Oh wow, how I used to love Rum Balls!!!!!! Oh wow yes!!!!

    Well, I suppose I could crumble some G/F cookies, and make them... Gluten Free.

    Oh oh, you are being a *bad* influence on me, Hon!!! *Naughty, naughty*! -giggles-

    Happy Christmas,
    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog

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