Kentucky Bourbon Balls

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Manami

These have always been a hoilday favorite; any kind of holiday! I used to make these with Rum but have now switched to using Bourbon. I have had this recipe for eons and I don't know from whence it came. These can also be frozen &/or refrigerated.Have updated 12/12/2008: changed the amount of Bourbon balls to a count of 20 to 30.

Top Review by meebsmom

What a recipe! I used the Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa for the first time and it was WONDERFUL! I even got into them the first night and they were fantastic! Thanks for sharing this recipe! What a great HOLIDAY surprise for SANTA!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the cake crumbs or cookie crumbs into a plastic bag and smoosh them.
  2. Combine the cake crumbs or cookie crumbs, sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, corn syrup & Bourbon.
  3. Blend and mix very well.
  4. Fold in the pecans.
  5. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls.
  6. If mixture is not rolling together easily, add more corn syrup.
  7. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder or the powdered sugar to coat them.
  8. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

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