Bourbon (or Rum) Balls

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Malriah

Southern Christmas treat! As hard as it may be to not eat them immediately, the balls get better after they sit for a day or two.

Top Review by leblanc.heather

Great basic recipe. After making the first batch and realizing how easy and delicious they were, I got creative and changed both the type of liquor and cookies. (Example: graham cracker crumbs with kahlua and vodka!) Each batch was delicious. They were definitely better after sitting a week or so in the refrigerator; however I did have to re-roll them in powdered sugar before serving. They are also pretty rolled in colored granulated sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, stir together vanilla wafers, confectioners sugar, pecans, corn syrup, cocoa and bourbon (rum) until thoroughly combined.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Pour granulated sugar in a pie plate then roll balls in the sugar.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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