The Big Easy Bourbon Balls

I learned how to make this recipe during a cooking class I took in New Orleans. This is a wonderful cookie recipe for a New Year’s Eve or cocktail party, as these really pack a punch. This non-bake, quick and ultra easy recipe is great for the busy holiday season! 

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The Big Easy Bourbon Balls


Diff: Very Easy     Prep: 5 min

Time: 15 min   Makes: 24-26




  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs (not too fine)

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa

  • 1 ½ tsp white corn syrup

  • 2 Jiggers (1 ½ oz. each) bourbon whiskey




  • Mix all ingredients in the order given above.

  • Oil your hands lightly, and, using a teaspoon to scoop up dough, shape into bite size balls.

  • Store in a covered plastic container or wrap with plastic wrap to keep fresh.


You might want to make multiples of this for your party, as they are quite delicious!


Until next time, wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year, all of God’s blessings and Happy Eating!





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