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KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS

Yield

24 bourbon balls

Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Dark chocolate truffles with the delicious bite of authentic Kentucky bourbon. A great candy all year long and perfect for snacking during the Kentucky Derby.

INGREDIENTS

‣ 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided ‣ 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided ‣ 2 cup vanilla wafers, crushed ‣ 1 cup pecans, chopped ‣ 1/4 cup Kentucky bourbon ‣ 1/4 cup light corn syrup

1

In a food processor, add vanilla wafers and pecans, then crush to fine crumbs.

CRUMBLE THE COOKIES AND PECANS

2

Transfer vanilla wafer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, then mix well.

ADD SUGAR AND COCOA

3

Add Kentucky bourbon and light corn syrup to bowl, then mix until dry ingredients are saturated. The dough will reduce in size by half by the time you’re finished stirring.

ADD BOURBON AND SYRUP

4

In a small bowl, mix more powdered sugar and cocoa powder until thoroughly combined, then set nearby.

MIX THE COATING

5

Usina 1 teaspoon cookie scoop, scoop up dough and roll it into a ball. Drop the ball into the sugar-cocoa powdered mixer and toss to coat, then place the completed bourbon ball on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

FORM THE TRUFFLES