Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Tastiest Balls in the World!

Holiday Bourbon Balls

Sipster, Kelly Osburn, in Los Angeles sent in this festive holiday recipe. (By the way, Kelly is a dear, long-time friend and I look forward to getting a batch of these Bourbon Balls every freakin’ year!!! They are delicious!)

“This recipe, originally penned in sky blue Crayola, was phoned in by Mary Slawosky to her daughter (and my roommate) Kristin Slawosky in December, 2003. The original copy has since made it to Chicago and back, been misplaced several times, and is finally bastardized to this below:

Bourbon Balls
1 cup crumbled vanilla wafers
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup good bourbon
2 Tbsp melted butter
dash salt

In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbled wafers, nuts, sugar and salt. Combine the bourbon and butter, then add to the dry mixture. Stir well, form 1 inch balls and roll each in powdered sugar.”


Deb said...

I have yet to cook anythign Christmas-ie....You just gave me a reason to get busy!

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Hi Deb,
Yes - these are so decadent - you will love me and hate me by the time you're through making the first batch! :-)