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    Kentucky Bourbon Balls

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    22 mins

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    Manami's Note:

    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.

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    Serves: 20-30


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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2005


      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!

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    • on November 22, 2005


      As I was mixing these up I kept getting a huge wif of bourbon. I was thinking okay I can drink a LITTLE bourbon but this is going to be way to strong for me. But then I tried one. That first taste was wow! Then it got smoother and better and smoother and better. After that I could have rolled one, eaten one, rolled one, eaten one...Very good! These are for Thanksgiving but I don't know if they are going to last that long.

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    • on September 04, 2009


      I had cake to use up so this was perfect for me - mixture came together wonderfully as did taste !! Made for Cookbook Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kentucky Bourbon Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (12 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 82.2
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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