Kentucky Derby Bourbon Balls

  • Yield: 6


12cups crushed vanilla wafers - the original Nilla (4 boxes)
3/4cup dark corn syrup
6tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 1/4cups powdered sugar, divided
4 3/4cups chopped pecans, divided
3cups 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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 190
  • Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 65mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 1g