We made Wild Turkey bourbon balls for the holidays to give us an excuse to eat (drink?) booze at work, but there's nothing that should prevent you from making these year-round if you felt like wearing your apron more than once a year. The priciest part was buying the booze, but other than that the ingredients will run you about $20. There are no tricky parts to the recipe. If you screw it up you shouldn't be allowed near an over, microwave, small child, or irritable adult. One note of caution: we used the recommended amount of bourbon and it was plenty strong. Almost too strong. Scale it back for a less boozy taste, you lush. Ingredients • 8-10 oz. crushed graham crackers • 1 cup ground pecan halves (we used a NutriBullet because we didn't have a food processor) • ½ cup powdered sugar • 6 oz. chocolate chips • ½ cup bourbon (unless you really, really love the taste of bourbon, consider going easy on the booze) • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup Instructions • Put the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix. • Nuke the chocolate chips until they're melted. • Add Wild Turkey — or any bourbon — and the maple syrup to the blob that is the chocolate. • Add the booze-chocolate combo to the crumbs/sugar/pecan mixture, and stir, stir, stir. • Place it into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes. • Pour some granulated sugar into a dish or bowl. • Take the glob of chocolate out of the fridge and roll them into a donut hole about the size of a ping-pong ball. • Roll the ball (heh heh) in the sugar. • Eat a few balls, take a slug of whiskey, and place the remainder into a lidded container.
*Photography by Erica Schultz.
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You only need a handful of ingredients and a high booze tolerance and you have all that you need to enjoy this cocktail.
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