Kentucky Bourbon Balls

I’ve mentioned my family n Kentucky a few times and that Gene and I visit as often as we can. It’s a good 12 hour drive for us, so we like to go when we can stay a couple of nights at the least.

Brendy glass and old oak barrel
Brendy glass and old oak barrel

Since I love it there so much, it’s gotten the creative juices flowing and I’ve decided to write a series that takes place in Kentucky. It’s called Chandler County and it will begin releasing with five fellow authors, each of us writing separate books in Chandler County.

More about Chandler County later (though you are the first to hear of it, so now you’ve gotten a little teaser!) In a future book, one of my characters, Ethan Hastings, is working hard to open Wild Horses Distillery. So, I’m on a quest to experience all things Kentucky. If you have a good ole’ southern recipe, please email or pm me, I’d love to showcase it here.

In the meantime, my fellow author and friend, S.R. Mallery is willing to share this recipe, and I think it fits right in. So, please enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Balls!!!!!

Chocolate bourbon balls lined up on a baking sheet
Chocolate bourbon balls lined up on a baking sheet


1 package (6 oz size) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup bourbon
1 cup finely chopped pecans (or almonds)
3 tablespoons light corn syrup


Place chocolate morsels in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil

Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon and corn syrup. Set aside

Combine crumbs, powdered sugar, and pecans (almonds); mix well. Stir into chocolate mixture; let stand 30 minutes. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

YUMMMMMMM! Because you’re not cooking the bourbon, you get the full flavor…and effect


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