Jack Bourbon Balls for You or the In-Laws

"RECIPE TO TRY WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING THE IN-LAWS. Yes it's for laughs. A real comfort food! I wanted to share with all my friends here at zaar. My DC sent me something like this very much tweaked. The real recipe is recipe #77472."
photo by Vicki in CT photo by Vicki in CT
photo by Vicki in CT
photo by Vicki in CT photo by Vicki in CT
photo by Vicki in CT photo by Vicki in CT
Ready In:


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light Karo syrup
  • 2 13 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped fine
  • 12 cup Bourbon (plus 1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey)
  • powdered sugar, for coating the cookies


  • Sample the Jack Daniel's to check quality.
  • Place wafers and pecans in food processor and pulse till crumbly.
  • Check the Jack Daniel's again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
  • Pulse the processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse till smooth.
  • Add some more booze if you want!
  • Like who wouldn't want any more.
  • Company's coming!
  • At this point it's best to make sure the Jack Daniel's is still OK, try another shot or 2 just in case.
  • Dump the mass of brown stuff into a bowl or onto work sirface.
  • Hic-cup!
  • Sample the Jack Daniel's two give you srenghttt.
  • make into balls about 1 in rondd.
  • Make sure the Jack Daniel's didnt go bad give erself nother sqig.
  • Hic-cup Now Roll eerrself in powdered sugar and chill.
  • This mixture is sticky, so keep finger and palms of hands moist with Jack Daniel's while shaping cookies making sure to lick those fingers.
  • Was that the door bong?.
  • Don't ya feel ya can take on the world?

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  1. Absolutely hilarious recipe and fantastic Jack Bourbon Balls!!
  2. One of my favs, I need to make this firest thisssssss yer so I wil b in the Cristmas spir it.
  3. Hey, Nanachickens whatever you do DON'T put Vodka on styrafoam plates or whatever. It melts the stuff. Now back to the Bourbon balls. I have a similar recipe and last Christmas I lost about 10 or 12 of the bourbon balls and we still haven't found them :O) Firehousecook
  4. Thanks Rita. Another great recipe from you. Everytime I'm searching for some special recipe I am usually drawn to one of yours. Very easy, great tasting and a lot of fun. I ended up putting the bourbon on a disposable foam plate and the powered sugar on another. When I was done, drank the bourbon off the plate, hiccup, lol. Thanks again, Leslie
  5. Fabulous, and I feel great too :) Went to the pantry for Karo and had none, so subbed Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and they were still wonderful. SUPER EASY too.



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