1 cup finely crushed vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup bourbon
1 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Thoroughly combine 1 cup finely crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, and the cocoa.
In a separate mixing bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup. Stir this bourbon mixture into the vanilla wafer mixture; blend well.
Cover and chill for at least a few hours. Preferably overnight.
Sift about 1/2 to 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar on a cookie sheet. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the confectioners’.
Store in refrigerator in tightly covered containers. Make these a few days in advance for best flavor, and roll in confectioners’ sugar again before serving, if desired. These can also be frozen for longer storage. Bourbon Balls with Pecans get better as they age a bit.
Makes about 3 dozen bourbon balls.