1/12/11

Put a little zip in your life--Bourbon Balls

Short and sweet today.  Literally.

I'm feeling a bit under the weather: headache that soon developed into something else.  Actually, it started yesterday and I still feel lousy.  Today, I'll simply read or crochet and watch movies.

But I don't want this to be a downer day, so here's a recipe:

Bourbon Balls

6 oz. Chocolate chips
3 T. Karo light syrup
1/4 c. Bourbon whiskey
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/4 c crushed vanilla wafers
1 c. finely chopped pecans

Melt chocolate. Blend in syrup and bourbon.  Stir in rest of ingredients.  Roll mixture into bite-sized balls.  Coat in chocolate sprinkles, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or ground pecans. Cover and chill until firm.

REMEMBERThe alcohol is NOT cooked out.  This is NOT an appropriate treat for children.

Hopefully, I'll have something better for Friday!

2 comments:

Twisted Sister said...

Sorry you're not up to turning handsprings today. Great easy recipe that I will be making if the writing doesn't start soon!

magolla said...

Thanks, Megs. I haven't made this recipe for quite a few years--it's a little too boozy even for me!--mainly because I don't like the sugar crunch. Next time I make it, I think I'll dissolve the sugar in the whiskey first and see if that helps.