Chocolate-Bourbon Balls

Crushed wafer cookies and chopped walnuts flavor these simple spirited treats.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 96 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
2
tablespoons honey
1 1/2
cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 27 cookies)
1/2
cup ground walnuts
1
tablespoon bourbon
Candy decorations or sugar

  • 1 Mix chocolate chips and honey in 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole or bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until chips can be stirred smooth.
  • 2 Stir in crushed cookies, walnuts and bourbon. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in candy decorations.
  • 3 Store in tightly covered container at least 4 days to develop flavor but no longer than 4 weeks.

Expert Tips

If they need a little “touch up” after storage, you can re-roll the bourbon balls in powdered sugar just before serving.

Powdered sugar a little lumpy? Just put the measured amount you need into a metal kitchen strainer with a glass bowl underneath. Sift the powdered sugar through the strainer using a large kitchen spoon to work out the bumps.

These treats are just as scrumptious when almonds, pecans or hazelnuts are used instead of the walnuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25 mg
25 %;
Total Carbohydrate
7 g
7 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.