24 bourbon balls
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.
‣ 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
In a food processor, add vanilla wafers and pecans, then crush to fine crumbs.
Transfer vanilla wafer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, then mix well.
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.
In a small bowl, mix more powdered sugar and cocoa powder until thoroughly combined, then set nearby.
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.