Pecan Bourbon Balls

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Makes about 3 dozen


1 (12-oz.) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed

1 cup powdered sugar (plus more to coat balls)

1 cup finely chopped *toasted pecans (plus more to coat balls)

1/2 cup bourbon

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons light corn syrup


Stir together all 6 ingredients (or pulse everything together in the food processor for easy mixing). Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar or chopped pecans. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

*To toast pecans: Place chopped pecans in a dry skillet on your cooktop on medium heat or on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown and you start to smell them, about 5-10 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.