- Course: Desserts
- Yield : 60
- Servings : 60
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 30m
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One of the more popular holiday candies. You can easily substitute the whiskey with another liquor, if you prefer.
- 2 cups finely chopped pecans
- 1 box vanilla wafers
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
Toast your pecans by arranging them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven (alternatively, 2-3 minutes in the microwave works, as well).
Finely crush the vanilla wafers and pecans (easiest in the food processor).
Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Blend well with your hands. I find putting on a pair of gloves makes forming the balls much easier (and less messy!).
Rolling the dough between your hands, form one-inch balls. Roll the balls in powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container.