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Betty’s Kitchen Vanilla Wafer Bourbon Balls — VALENTINE’s DAY! ♥ Recipe Videos

February 8, 2013

Betty’s Kitchen Vanilla Wafer Bourbon Balls — VALENTINE’s DAY! ♥ Recipe Videos

Betty demonstrates how to make Vanilla Wafer Bourbon Balls. Bourbon Balls are a traditional sweet treat in Kentucky. Below is a recipe where all ingredients are halved, making about 2 ½ dozen small Bourbon Balls.


1 ¼ cups vanilla wafers, crushed (Measure after crushing.)
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup Bourbon whisky
1 ½ tablespoons Karo light corn syrup. (You may substitute another syrup here.)
confectioner’s sugar, for rolling

Crush vanilla wafer until fine, and then measure. Mix 1 ¼ cups vanilla wafer crumbs with 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Add ½ cup chopped pecans. Set aside. Blend together ¼ cup Bourbon whisky and 1 ½ tablespoons corn syrup, then mix into crumb mixture. Form into teaspoon-sized balls and roll in confectioner’s sugar. Place in a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until set. You may store these in a tightly covered container for several days before serving. I hope you enjoy this Kentucky tradition! Love, Betty 🙂


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