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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!

A decadent chocolate confection. Whiskey Balls are like a cousin to rum balls and taste just as good!

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!

A closer view of the whiskey balls rolled in chocolate jimmies served in a glass bowl.

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.

Chocolate Truffles rolled in chocolate jimmies in a glass bowl.

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.

This easy chocolate truffle is spiked with whiskey. For adults only!
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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    Wednesday 12th of October 2016

    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?

    Karyn Granrud

    Wednesday 12th of October 2016

    Gah!! Well, I guess you could drink the remaining whisky, but it should get mixed into the everything in step 3. I've corrected the recipe. Thanks for letting me know :)


    Thursday 16th of April 2015

    Holy macaroni! Chocolate AND whiskey??? YES PLEASE!! Looks AMAZING!

    Karyn Granrud

    Saturday 18th of April 2015

    They were great! I loved snacking on them!

    Sarah Palmer

    Monday 13th of April 2015

    Wow! Pinning. Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. I can't wait to see what you link up next. :)

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