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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

by on May 2, 2009 · 3 comments

It’s Derby Day! Are you having a party? I’m not, but I might still make these Kentucky Bourbon Balls. The original source of the recipe is Food Network, but I found it in the Commercial Appeal.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

1 cup very finely chopped vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup finely chopped pecans (I’d probably toast them first)
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp. Kentucky bourbon
1 1/2 tbsp. light corn syrup

Combine crumbs, pecans, 1 cup of the confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa. Combine the bourbon and corn syrup and stir into the dry mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour or more. Sift the remaining confectioners’ sugar onto a large piece of waxed paper. Scoop up tablespoons of dough and shape into balls.

Take 1 tablespoon of the dough, shape it into balls; roll it in the sugar. Repeat until all the dough is used. Store them, covered, in the refrigerator.


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Published on May 2, 2009

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Louise May 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I read the whole article and a mint julep would work for me. Or even Wild Turkey on the Rocks.

snooky doodle May 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm

oh these must be delicius.

Elyse May 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Mmm, those sound delicious. Derby or no derby, I may have to try these balls out soon.

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