These decadent chocolate bourbon balls are a delicious, boozy, no-bake treat that makes a lovely addition to your Kentucky Dery party menu or holiday cookie tray.
2 cups ground chocolate wafer cookies (about 8 ounces)
1 cup finely ground toasted pecans
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup bourbon
1 cup superfine sugar for coating
Maraschino cherries, dried well and cut in half for garnish (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookies and pecans.
In a medium glass bowl, stir together the chocolate, cream, corn syrup, espresso powder, and cinnamon.
Microwave the chocolate mixture in 30-second increments, stirring well after each cycle until melted. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
Whisk in the bourbon until the mixture is smooth.
Use a spatula to scrape the chocolate mixture into the bowl of cookie crumbs.
Fold together until fully combined. Chill for 30 minutes.
Pour the superfine sugar onto a shallow dish.
Use a small cookie scoop to form the chocolate mixture into balls.
Roll in the sugar and garnish with a cherry half.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: Southern
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