Bourbon Balls

Courtesy of Women & Whiskies


  • 2 Cups  finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 Cup  finely chopped pecans or walnuts (lightly toasted)
  • 1/2 Cup  powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  light corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup  Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon
  •   Powdered sugar or other topping

Your holiday bake-off just got a little boozier: try this recipe for bourbon balls, made with Wild Turkey 81 bourbon. Serve alongside your favorite bourbon or single malt for a holiday treat. (Or even some bourbon cocktails, like the Bourbon Fizz!)


Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in corn syrup and bourbon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar for a classic finish, or get creative and roll in unsweetened cocoa powder, crushed nuts, or dip in melted dark or white chocoloate. For a more elegant presentation, place in foil or paper candy cup wrappers. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 


Calories per serving:

47 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 98g 151%
  • Carbs 173g 58%
  • Saturated 12g 60%
  • Fiber 14g 55%
  • Sugars 88g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 26g
  • Protein 15g 30%
  • Sodium 328mg 14%
  • Calcium 111mg 11%
  • Magnesium 162mg 41%
  • Potassium 611mg 17%
  • Iron 6mg 31%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 394mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 3µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 74%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 68µg 17%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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