Bourbon Balls are a southern no bake cookie, eaten during festive occasions. I had never eaten a bourbon ball before but they were always on my list of southern recipes to try. I decided to make a batch, so I could include them in my holiday gift giving package, if I liked them.  I take my first bite, a burst of bourbon favor covered my mouth and filled my nostrils with a pleasant warmth and lingered with the sweetness of powder sugar. They have layers of textures— soft, crunchy, and chewy. I loved eating them, they are lip smacking good, and simple to make.  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 holiday theme wine glass charm. Give this recipe a try, keep some for yourself, and gift wrap a supply for a festive homemade holiday gift from your kitchen. Happy Holidays!




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.










Store bourbon balls in an airtight container or package them in cellophane bags for gift giving.