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5 Ingredient Bourbon Balls

This easy 5 ingredient bourbon ball recipe is a family favorite and makes a great addition to any holiday cookie swap or party dessert spread!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 bourbon balls


  • food processor


  • 12 ounce box of vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • confectioners sugar for rolling


  • Toast pecans. Put them in your toaster or oven for just a few minutes at 400*. Do not look away or they will burn.
  • Make crumbs. Add vanilla wafers, pecans, coconut and cocoa to your food processor. Pulse until you have a fine wafers crumbs mix.
  • Pour crumbs into a mixing bowl and add honey and bourbon. Mix well with hands until a dough forms.
  • Roll into about one inch balls.
  • Roll in powdered sugar
  • Store in a tin filled with waxed paper or parchment at room temperature.