no-bake treat for 21+

Easy Bourbon Balls

Boozy Bourbon Balls make the perfect adult treat for the holidays or the Kentucky Derby. Made with real bourbon, cookie crumbs and pecans, these sweet confections are no-bake and easy to put together.

let’s get started!

what you'll need

a food processor a cookie scoop or spoon

Prep Time: 30 Min

crushed vanilla wafers confectioners' sugar unsweetened cocoa powder finely chopped pecans

makes: 24 balls


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vanilla extract maple syrup bourbon toppings like cocoa powder, powdered sugar, sprinkles, more chopped pecans or melting chocolate

ingredients, cont.

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unsweetened baking chocolate coconut oil whole pecans, for garnish

for chocolate-dipped coating

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Mix dry ingredients.


Combine cookie crumbs, powdered sugar, cocoa and chopped pecans in a bowl.

Add your liquids.


Add bourbon, maple syrup and vanilla to your bowl.

Form your dough.


Stir your ingredients together until a thick dough has formed.

Create balls.


Form 1- or 2-tablespoon balls, rolling them in your hands to round them out.

Sweeten the deal.


Roll the balls in your favorite toppings.

Try a coating.


For a chocolate coating, melt ingredients and stir until combined.

Dip, dip!


Use a fork to lower the balls into the coating. Add a topping if desired.

Susannah Brinkley Henry

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