Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bourbon Balls...with Southern Comfort!

I made these Bourbon Balls two years ago, and people raved about them - especially my little brother who was about 16 years old at the time. I'm pretty sure he thought he could get drunk off of these little cookies. Little did he know, even if he ate the entire batch, he'd only get about 1 1/2 shots of bourbon into his body!

This year, the bourbon was gone...but I had some Southern Comfort - - and that seemed like a good enough substitution to me!

"COMFORT" BALLS (no bake!)
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp light corn syrup
1/3 cup bourbon
2 1/2 cup (about 5 dozen) finely crushed graham cracker wafers
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Granulated Sugar to roll balls in

Melt chocolate over hot water in a heat safe bowl. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and syrup. Blend in bourbon. Combine graham crackers and nuts and add to chocolate mixture; mix well. Form 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Let ripen in covered container at least several days.

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