Let me be clear. When I was a kid, I didn’t like bourbon balls. Yuck! But I’m all grown up now and I’ve developed a certain appreciation for baked goods flavored with alcohol…and main dishes…and cocktails. So now I’m a Mom and a grownup and I’m feeling nostalgic for those things I had as a kid, even those things I didn’t like.
Chocolate Bourbon Balls
- 4 cups cake crumbs
- 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups chopped toasted pecans
- ¾ cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Place the cake pieces in the food processor and process into fine crumbs. Place the crumbs in a large bowl with 3 cups of the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, kosher salt, chopped pecans. In a smaller bowl, combine the bourbon and corn syrup. Add the liquid to the dry and mix until homogenous. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more to firm up. Roll into tablespoon-size balls and then roll in the remaining cup of powdered sugar. Store in a tight tin in the fridge for at least a week before serving to allow the bourbon balls to “mellow”. Reroll in powdered sugar right before serving for best appearance.