Are you done with your holiday baking? I am still working on my holiday favorites. The is one that I get asked for quiet often. I think the original came out of Goodhouse Keeping. This recipe must be close to 30 years old. I don’t recommend it for children or someone avoiding alcohol. There is not a lot, but it doesn’t get baked out like some recipes. I use rum in place of the bourbon, just prefer the taste.
Lesley Ann Warren's Bourbon Balls
LESLEY ANN WARREN’S NO- BAKE BOURBON BALLS
1 c. finely crushed vanilla wafers
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c. bourbon
1/2 tbsp. light corn syrup
About ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
In a large bowl combine vanilla wafer crumbs, nuts, sugar and cocoa. In 1 cup measure combine bourbon and corn syrup; pour into dry ingredients. Stir until moistened, and then roll into ¾ inch balls. (Moisten hands with bourbon when making balls) Roll in confectioners’ sugar (Best if allowed to age 2 or 3 days in tightly covered container in refrigerator. May be stored up to 2 weeks.) Makes 4 dozen, about 45 calories each.