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Chocolate-Bourbon Balls

Chocolate Bourbon Balls

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


  • 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.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Roll balls in candy decorations.
  5. Store in tightly covered container at least 4 days to develop flavor but no longer than 4 weeks.

Yield: 2 dozen candies

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: 1 Serving: Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 25 ); Total Fat 3 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 25 mg; Total Carbohydrate 7 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g

Percent 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.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2008/TM General Mills


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