Bourbon Balls

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6

These dense, sweet treats are bourbon-rich enough to be a very adult indulgence.

Bourbon Balls
Mark Boughton/styling by: Teresa Blackburn


12 cups crushed vanilla wafers - the original Nilla (4 boxes)
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
4 3/4 cups chopped pecans, divided
3 cups bourbon, such as Old Grand Dad's


  1. Mix vanilla wafers, corn syrup, cocoa powder, 4 cups powdered sugar, 4 cups pecans and bourbon. Refrigerate at least 12 hours.
  2. Shape into balls. Pulverize remaining ¾ cup pecans and sift in remaining ¼ cup powdered sugar. Mix together and roll bourbon balls in mixture.

—Recipe by Susie LaCour

Watch our video to see how it’s made:



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