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“The original whiskey balls! i ALWAYS make these for Christmas and new years and bring them along to give out everywhere i go. i love them!”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (20 ounce) box vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 12 teaspoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons white Karo
  • 14 cup whiskey


  1. we have a food processor that makes crumbling the ingredients up A LOT easier.
  2. take the wafers, pecans, cocoa and grind up.
  3. add your whiskey and mix (A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!) (I've tried jack, and crown, and I'm using wild turkey this year. crown has been the best so far).
  4. now, the recipe calls for 2 tbsp of Karo syrup, but i can guarantee you, you'll use more. (this is what holds the balls together)
  5. add the 2 tbsp and mix and start rolling into 1 inch balls.
  6. dip into the powdered sugar and your done. like i mentioned, you'll have to add more syrup as you go, but that's OK, it just makes it taste even sweeter! lol.

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