Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vanilla Pecan Bourbon Balls

Vanilla. Pecan. Bourbon. These are a few of my favorite things...

I can't wait to feed these to the Bear!!!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Amy at Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Pecan Bourbon Balls
Makes about 2 dozen

1 1/2 cups vegan pecan sandies or sugar cookie crumbs
1 1/2 cups toasted pecans
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple syrup or more if needed
2 Tbsp bourbon
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp maple extract

8 oz vegan white chocolate
8 oz vegan dark bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

In a food processor, combine cookie crumbs, pecans, vanilla and maple extracts, bourbon, and 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and process until well blended, and starting to come together like a dough (if not sticky enough add a little more maple syrup). Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer until chilled and firm, about 1/2 hour. Melt white chocolate and dark chocolate in 2 separate bowls in the microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring in between. When chocolate is melted, dip half bourbon balls into the white chocolate, coating entire outer surface, and placing on a foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Repeat with dark chocolate. Place sheet in the fridge for a little while to set chocolate.


  1. Vanilla. Pecan. Bourbon ..... YES, PLEASE! =)

  2. So happy I ran across your blog today. I haven't had bourbon balls in forever. Great gift.

    Plan B

  3. Welcome and thanks for reading! Didn't even think of giving them as gifts. GREAT idea!!!


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