Published on January 11th, 2016 | by Chef's Corner


No-Bake Bourbon Balls – Our December Winning Recipe!

We have chosen a winner! Congratulations to Mary Seal for her recipe of No-Bake Bourbon Balls. This recipe is a total hit for parties!
Make sure you send in your recipe for a chance to win January’s edition of Chef’s Corner. Email us at recipes@magazinediscountcenter.com and you can win a $200 Restaurant.com gift card and featured post right here on The Reader’s Edge!
Now, on to the good stuff!

No-Bake Bourbon Balls

bourbon balls recipe vanilla wafers


2 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup chopped nuts (our chef prefers pecans)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
4 tablespoons of light corn syrup
1/4 cup bourbon (our chef prefers Wild Turkey for better flavor)


1. Mix crushed wafers, sugar, cocoa, nuts, and coconut well in a large bowl.
2. Add in corn syrup and bourbon and mix well.
*The mixture will appear to be very dry, but work the dry ingredients in, and do not add in any additional liquid.
3. Form into balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar.
4. Store in glass airtight container in fridge.
These are best when eaten at room temperature with a hot drink, like coffee.

About our Chef:

Mary has always loved to bake and cook, and also loves trying out new recipes. She discovered this recipe in a newspaper several years ago, and has been making it ever since. This recipe has always been a huge hit, and has now become a request for her to make at every Thanksgiving. Mary makes about 10 batches each year for work, parties, cookie walks, and friends.

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