5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Yield: 24 1" Balls (about)
Cook Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
 
These have a good hit of bourbon or rum in them, so they are best reserved for the adults. Unless you need a little quiet time out of the kids. Just kidding.
Kind of.
For the finely ground wafers and pecans, they are best to grind separately in the food processor. The wafers need a good solid grinding to get them nice and fine, however for the pecans it is best to just pulse them until they are finely chopped. You don't want to create a paste out of them.
Adapted from Dessert for Two's pumpkin bourbon balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140g) finely ground Vanilla Wafers (about 40 regular Nilla wafers) or Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 cup (110g) finely chopped Nuts , we prefer pecans
  • 1 cup (120g) Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger (or freshly grated Ginger)
  • fresh grated Nutmeg , to taste
  • 1/4 cup (22g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Bourbon or Rum
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Agave Nectar or light Corn Syrup

Topping Ideas

  • ground Vanilla Wafers (Nilla Wafers)
  • finely chopped Pecans
  • Pecans and ground wafers together
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • crushed Candy Canes

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together ground vanilla wafers, pecans, confectioners' sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, grated nutmeg, and cocoa powder until well combined.

  2. Stir in bourbon and corn syrup. Form into even balls and coat in topping of choice.
  3. Chill for an hour. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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