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Delicious Chocolate Whisky Balls

    This easy and delicious Chocolate Whisky Balls Recipe is for the whisky lovers! Great chocolate flavor spiked with whisky is perfect! Serve these whisky balls and treat your loved ones.

    Festive Whisky Truffles

    Rum balls are a classic during the holidays, but we are celebrating with these delectable Whisky Balls! They are so easy to make and they taste great! You just need a few ingredients and good whiskey or scotch. It’s up to you what brand you want to use.


    Whisky and chocolate make a great team! But you can also spike these chocolate truffles with different alcohol varieties. Try using chocolate liquor, Scotch or even a high quality Gin.


    Roll them in chocolate jimmies instead of the cocoa and sugar, or in white sesame seeds. Or make them more fun in rainbow sprinkles or shredded coconut for a party.

    To give your little treats a festive touch, add a little ground cinnamon to the dough. To give it a little fruity touch, grate in some orange peel. You could also place them into little gift boxes and surprise someone special.

    How to store them

    You can store your spiked chocolate balls in the fridge until you serve them. They make a great sweet snack for guests, midday treat. Before serving, take them out to warm up a bit at room temperature for 30 minutes.


    Also try our Smoked Chocolate Whisky Cake .

    5 from 2 votes

    Irresistible Chocolate Whisky Balls

    These Whisky Balls make a great, sweet holiday snack for whiskey lovers. The cousins of rum balls are made quickly and simply delicious.
    Total Time 9 hours 15 minutes
    Course Chocolate Treats
    Cuisine American
    Servings 24 balls
    Calories 100 kcal


    • 1 cup Pecan nuts or walnuts
    • ¾ cup Bourbon Whisky
    • 2 cup Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
    • ¼ cup Cocoa powder Dutch-processed
    • ¼ cup powdered sugar
    • ¼ cup light corn syrup
    • ½ Cocoa powder or Chocolate Jimmies
    • 1 pinch of salt


    • In a small bowl, pour ½ cup of whisky over the pecans. Cover and soak the pecans overnight.
    • Spread out the pecans on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° F (180°C) until lightly toasted – approximately 15 minutes. Let them cool and then chop finely.
    • 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 a cookie scoop or your hands to measure out the balls to not more than 1 inch each. Roll them to tight balls and shape them into evenly round balls.
    • Roll into chocolate jimmies, nuts, cocoa powder or other sprinkles. If the balls are a little "wet" feeling, refrigerate to dry.


    Serving: 1ball | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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    Author: Susan Queck

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    7 thoughts on “Delicious Chocolate Whisky Balls”

    1. these look good and pretty easy. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup whisky, divided. I was thinking that meant, use 1/2 cup to soak the pecans and the rest for something else but I don’t see the something else. is that the baker’s reward for making these?

    2. The recipe calls for a pinch of salt. But in the directions adding the salt is not included I’m assuming it goes into the dry ingredients is this correct?

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