Amaretto Bon Bon Balls

"Traditionally, I make a double-batch of bourbon balls every Thanksgiving weekend in preparation for gifting during the holiday season. The candies are great and everyone loves them, but I just can't stand the taste of bourbon, in any shape or form. A couple of years ago I raided the liquor cabinet and developed a sauced-up holiday candy that I can eat too! Now I annually produce double-batches of bourbon balls and amaretto bonbons."
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Ready In:
168hrs 30mins




  • Blend all the ingredients together and shape into 30 one-inch balls.
  • If the mixture turns out too wet/dry, balance it out by adding more powdered (icing) sugar to dry it out or more liquor to moisten it up.
  • Roll the balls in extra powdered sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate milk powder.
  • Store in an airtight container for at least one week before sampling.
  • I have also successfully stored them in the refrigerator and in the freezer.

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  1. rosslare
    Wonderfully yummy and easy to make.
  2. Heydarl
    These were wonderful. Everyone who has tried them so far just love them. Easy to make, with great results. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  3. Kim7459
    Very Good.
  4. Betheigh
    This is my first time making any kind of candy, but I've certainly sampled a lot. So, of course I was looking for something super tasty AND super easy. These Bon Bon Balls worked wonderfully.<br/><br/>I was too cheap to buy almond meal, and remembered that I had a jar of cocoa roast almonds (made by Emerald) in my pantry already opened. I processed those until fine and omitted a bit of the cocoa powder that was called for in this recipe. Everything else, I followed exactly. It was a quick zip in the food processor once both the almonds and the wafers were ground, and a beautiful dough-like substance formed. <br/><br/>Super easy, super quick, SUPER good. I cannot imagine how delicious these babies will taste on Christmas day. I must've rolled mine a bit too big as I got about 26 balls out of mine.
  5. sydsmama
    Really yummy!! I could only find a small bag of almond meal for $16, so I just bought pecans and ground them myself. Love the flavor with amaretto, thank-you!


Greetings everyone! My name is Mary and I am a native Floridian. I live in Central Florida with my wonderful husband of 13+ years. I enjoy cooking simple dishes with simple ingredients.
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