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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bourbon Balls

A good friend of mine introduced me to these wonderful little treats and I've been hooked ever since. I begged her for the recipe - which then sat in my recipe box for years. At first, I couldn't afford buying a whole bottle of bourbon when I needed less than a cup. Once I finally could spare the cash, I had forgotten about the recipe altogether. But now, finally, I have made them and can basque in their bourbon-y splendor once again!

Bourbon Balls
From Grandma C

1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate bits
1 cup sugar
6 tbsp light corn syrup
2/3 cup bourbon
4 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
2 cups finely chopped nuts
Additional sugar for rolling

Melt chocolate over hot water. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and syrup. Blend in bourbon. Combine crumbs and nuts and add to chocolate mixture, blending well.

Quickly shape into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Store in airtight container and let stand several days. Makes about 9 dozen.


Anonymous said...

Starred! We have way too much bourbon in the house and these look AMAZING!

Joelen said...

I'm always on the lookout for recipes using corn syrup and I hope to make these soon!

Lisa said...

A woman I used to work with would make bourbon balls every christmas and I never got the recipe. I'll have to try these and see if they are it!! They look and sound delish.