Recipe: Brandy Balls

Here’s a holiday “Adult” treat for the party animals out there. Brandy Balls! Luscious little bites of bourbon flavored wonderfulness that makes men weak in the knees. Even those good little Baptist boys who’d never dream of letting bourbon or brandy past their lips. 🙂 They are so easy to make and the best part, NO OVEN REQUIRED! So, if you have a bourbon or brandy lover in the family, these are the perfect little homemade treat or gift that is sure to please. Get out your hidden bottle of bourbon or brandy and let’s make some Brandy Balls!

Brandy Balls

1 large package vanilla wafers (30 to 36 cookies) – grind them in a food processor or do the old bag and bang with a rolling pin. You need crumbs like graham cracker crumbs.
1 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa
2 Tablespoon Karo Syrup (white)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
8 Tablespoons Bourbon (or Brandy if you like)
*powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients and form into balls about one inch in diameter. Roll in powdered sugar and place in tightly sealed canister.

Check out my BLOG Friend, Cathy’s Zinfandel Port Balls over at Noble Pig!

Y’all (hiccup) Enjoy! 😉


7 Comments Add yours

  1. I think you’re right…these would go well with some wine;)

  2. Debra says:

    Holey kamoley! I bet you couldn’t eat a lot of these of you were expected to drive anywhere.

    “Honest, Offer…I never touched a drop of liquor. But I did eat a dozen rum balls. Would that be the reason I failed my sobriety test?????”

  3. Deb says:

    Oh my heavens…this looks divine!

  4. Mercy says:

    I was wondering if there was a substitute for the Kayro syrup?

  5. starwoodgal says:

    @Mercy – not that I know of. Readers – do you know of a substitute for the Karo on this recipe?

  6. Miss Cris says:

    Want to try both port and brandy balls as gifts this year. How many do the recipes make? I use to make the brandy balls years ago when camping at Yosemite Valley over Christmas vacation. Was always a hit with our adult gang and left the kids wondering why they didn’t get any ;).

  7. starwoodgal says:


    Honestly, I believe it will make enough to fill a 10 inch gift tin. Standard size tin. 2 dozen maybe. I usually make a batch along with other goodies and split them up into section when making tins as gifts.

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