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Chocolate Whisky Balls

This easy and delicious Chocolate Whisky Balls Recipe is so much better than Rum Balls. Great chocolate flavor spiked with whisky is perfect!

Whisky Balls come together quickly and easily. It's the perfect guy's treat.

Chocolate Whisky Balls Recipe

I am back baby! After this long winter, being unmotivated, uninspired, and basically lazy, I’ve made a great dessert combination for you. This Smoked Chocolate Whisky Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Chocolate Whisky Balls is the perfect guy’s treat! Everyone is going to love it!

I  love rum balls during the holidays, but for the return of Outlander on Starz, I’m celebrating with Whisky Balls! They are so easy to make and they taste great!

I have them in my fridge and have been enjoying one each night for the past week. My husband loves them as well and so did the teachers at my daughter’s school.

They make a great midnight snack, mid-day treat, or breakfast… you know, if you’re craving chocolate first thing in the morning.

There is a sweet flavor with the added whisky in the chocolate. I’m just loving these. I think I’ll try these with different alcohol varieties. I bet using chocolate liquor would be great!

I chose to roll these in chocolate jimmies instead of the cocoa and sugar suggested. These would be fun rolled in rainbow sprinkles for a party as well. You could also place them into little gift boxes and surprise someone special.

This recipe is part one of a three-part series including Smoky Chocolate Cake and Smoked Chocolate Whisky Cake.

Yield: 24

Chocolate Whisky Balls

Chocolate Whisky Balls

Whisky Balls Recipe, a cousin to Rum Balls, are perfect for a midnight snack!

Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 9 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup Pecans
  • ¾ cup Bourbon Whisky, divided
  • 2 cup Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
  • ¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • Chocolate Jimmies


    1. In a small bowl, pour ½ cup of whisky over the pecans. Cover and soak the pecans overnight.
    2. Spread out the pecans on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F until lightly toasted - approximately 15 minutes. Let them cool and then chop finely.
    3. Process the vanilla wafers in a food processor until they are crumbled. Add in the cocoa, powdered sugar, light corn syrup, ¼ cup whisky, and cooled pecans. Pulse until combined. Use a1 tablespoon cookie scoop toto measure out the balls.
    4. Roll the whisky balls smooth and roll into chocolate jimmies. If the balls are a little "wet" feeling, just refrigerate to dry.


    Recipe adapted from Saveur

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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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