developed this recipe several years ago after I had tried a
few Bourbon Balls recipes and was not happy with the results.
So, with a little experimentation, and lots of bourbon, I have
what I have been told is one of the best Bourbon Balls
recipes. Hope you enjoy.
Stir together in a large
mixing bowl and set aside:
6 Cups Whole Animal
Crackers, Coarsely Crushed to make 3 Cups Crumbs
1 Cup Finely Ground
Pecans or other Favorite Nut (Or,
start with 1 Cup Whole Nuts, tightly packed. Grind and add entire
results to the dry mixture.)
½ Cup Powdered Sugar
Measure out an
additional ½ Cup Powdered Sugar and set aside.
Either microwave the
following just until melted, or heat in a pan over medium heat. Stir to
1½ Cups Semi-Sweet
¾ Cup Light Corn Syrup
While stirring to blend
evenly, pour the following ingredient slowly into the chocolate
mixture. The mixture will become a little soupy.
1 Cup Bourbon (or other
liquor of your liking)
chocolate/bourbon mixture over the cracker crumb mixture. Stir to combine
thoroughly. Mixture will be coarse looking and strong smelling.
Scoop 2 teaspoons of
mixture and roll between your palms to form a 1-inch ball.
Try to make uniform,
round shapes; place on waxed or parchment paper. The balls will be slightly
sticky at this point. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Pour the ½ cup powdered
sugar that you pre-measured in a bowl that has a lid. Place a few balls in the
bowl, put the lid on and roll balls in the powdered sugar; shake off the
excess sugar then place each in petit four or candy cups or they can be
separated by waxed or parchment paper. Freshly made Bourbon Balls will stick
to one another. Store in airtight container at least 3 days before serving for
the flavors to blend and mellow.
Bourbon balls can be
stored up to 2 weeks. Recipe makes 100+ bourbon balls.