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.