Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls are a southern no-bake cookie, eaten during festive occasions. I had never eaten a bourbon ball before. They were always on my list of southern recipes to try. I decided to make a large batch to include them in a Kentucky Derby party. I take my first bite, a burst of bourbon favor covered my mouth and filled my nostrils with pleasant warmth and lingered with the sweetness of powder sugar. They have layers of textures— soft, crunchy, and chewy. They are lip-smacking delicious, simple to make, and you will enjoy eating them. Bourbon balls are a great make-ahead holiday treat. I created two gifts in one by packaging them in cellophane bags, sealed with a metallic twist tie, and attached a theme wine glass charm. Give this recipe a try, keep some for yourself, and gift wrap a supply for a festive homemade gift from your kitchen. Enjoy!


3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cup vanilla wafer, crushed
¼ cup cocoa
2 cups pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup bourbon


Stir together in a large bowl two cups confectioners’ sugar,  vanilla wafers, cocoa and pecans. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.


Form into 1 inch balls.


Roll in remaining confectioner’s sugar to coat. Store bourbon balls in an airtight container or package them in cellophane bags for gift giving.

Brown and White Bourbon Balls.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Edwin says:

    Cool!I like the crystal clear pics!


  2. Joselyn Williams says:

    Oh my Spring, these cookies sound scrumptious. If you like them I know I will.
    Thanks, I always look forward to what’s next! Keep’em coming.
    Love it!!
    Happy Holidays!!


  3. Trina Shah says:

    I’ve tasted a lot of Spring recipes, and I Love them all. Especially the bourbon balls.


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