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Bourbon Balls

Chef Joe Castro's Bourbon Balls

GMA Recipes Dessert
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Chef Joe Castro's Bourbon Balls are the perfect holiday cookie for hosts short on time.


  • 1 cup white/yellow cake (leftover or vanilla wafers)
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, enough for a small bowl so that you can coat the balls.
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the cake or cookie crumbs, sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, corn syrup and Bourbon. Blend and mix very well. Mix in the pecans.

    Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. If the mixture is not rolling together easily, add more corn syrup.

    Roll the balls in the cocoa powder to coat them.

    *Store in an airtight containers and refrigerate. You can also freeze them.

    C. From the Barrel to the Table. May 2000/Chef Joe Castro, Executive Chef at The English Grill

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: bourbon, cocoa powder

    Course: Cookies, Dessert

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