Bourbon Walnut Balls

These tasty treats are perfect for your next party or social! Easy and quick to make, these delicious Bourbon Walnut Balls will keep your guests coming back for more!

Photo by Don Kadair.

Photo by Don Kadair.


  • 2 1/2 cups (5 dozen) finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons white corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • Additional confectioners’ sugar, sifted


Mix well the wafer crumbs, cocoa, sugar, and nuts. Add corn syrup and bourbon. Blend well. Form into one-inch balls (in diameter). Roll each of these into the sifted sugar. Makes about 3 dozen.

River Road Recipes I, p. 229.