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Easy Bourbon Balls

These Easy Bourbon Balls are a wonderful no-bake treat for the holiday season! Similar to rum balls but made with rich, amber-colored bourbon instead.
Prep Time40 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Candy, Dessert, No-Bake Treats
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 24 -26
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 (11 oz box) Nilla Wafers finely crushed
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup plus 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup high quality bourbon
  • 3 Tbsp corn syrup


  • In a large bowl, combine the finely crushed Nilla Wafer cookies with the finely chopped pecans, 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and the cocoa powder. Stir the corn syrup into the bourbon until blended; add to the Nilla Wafer mixture.
  • Using a spatula, stir the mixture together until moistened and combined. Using a cookie scoop, scoop Tablespoon-sized balls of the mixture and roll them in your palms gently to smooth out. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Using the remaining 2/3 cup powdered sugar, coat each bourbon ball in powdered sugar. Chill for about 20-30 minutes or until set before serving. Can be stored in the fridge, covered, or at room temperature, covered.