Bourbon Balls

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1 c fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 c finely chopped pecans
1 c confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c bourbon
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
confectioners sugar sifted

Thoroughly combine 1 crushed vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, and the cocoa. In a separate bowl, blend the bourbon and corn syrup. Stir this bourbon mixture into the dry mixture; blend well. Cover and chill for at least a few hours. Sift about 1/2 to 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar on a cookie sheet. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the confectioners’. Store in refrigerator in tightly covered containers. Make these a few days in advance for best flavor, and roll in confectioners’ sugar again before serving, if desired. These can also be frozen for longer storage. Makes about 3 dozen bourbon balls.

Source: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/opal-newcomb/bourbon-balls/cookies?&cat=hometown&p=7&o=newest

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