The holiday baking season is here!
I’ve officially made my first treats of the season. Funnily enough, though, they were both no-bake treats. It still counts though, right?
This recipe came from one of my old recipe tins. I must’ve written it down somewhere between 8-10 years ago. While I was going through the tin for inspiration, this one really stood out to me.
First, it’s boozy. Like, REALLY boozy. Second, it combines two of my favorite things: Nilla wafers and pecans. When have you read a recipe with Nilla wafers in it that WASN’T banana pudding? I’ll wait.
These made about 12 balls and that’s really all you need. I wouldn’t recommend taking them to work, but an adult holiday party might be the best place for them. Like I said, they are BOOZY.
Cocoa Bourbon Balls
Boozy, chocolatey treats perfect for a holiday party.
- In a small bowl, add pecans and 1/4 cup bourbon. Let pecans soak in bourbon for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
- Preheat4 oven to 325 degrees. Spread the pecans onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let pecans cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the pecans, remaining 1/4 cup bourbon, Nilla wafers, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and corn syrup. Stir until smooth (mixture will be slightly wet, but firm enough to roll into balls).
- Using wet hands, roll into 1″ balls. Roll balls into granulated sugar and store in an airtight container.