Holiday Whiskey Truffles
If you like whiskey and chocolate, then these truffles with a hint of whiskey and a coating of cocoa powder are the perfect dessert this holiday season!
Servings Prep Time
12truffles 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12truffles 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 11ounces vanilla wafers
  • 1cup pecans
  • 3tablespoons corn syrup(light or dark Karo)
  • 3tablespoons cocoa powderplus more for coating
  • 1/3cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1cup Powdered sugar
  1. Break the vanilla wafers into small pieces with your hands. Place the pieces in your food processor* or blender and pulse until you get fine crumbs, then transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Process the pecans in the food processor or blender until you get a coarse meal.
  3. Combine the wafer crumbs and processed pecans in a large mixing bowl. Add the corn syrup, cocoa powder, whiskey, and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix the ingredients together with a spoon until they are well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add one tablespoon of water at a time until it comes together and can be shaped into balls.
  5. Use a tablespoon or melon baller to scoop out equal portions of the mixture and then roll them into little balls.
  6. Place the powdered sugar in a shallow dish and roll the balls in the sugar to coat. Let them dry on a plate on the counter before rolling them in powdered sugar again.
  7. Coat the bottom of a nonstick skillet with vegetable oil and place it over medium heat. Fry the balls in the skillet until they are golden brown, then coat them in cocoa powder before serving.
Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have access to a food processor, you can place the pecans in a Ziploc bag and crush them that way. To do this, place the bag between a doubled towel and use a meat mallet or hammer to pound the nuts to their desired degree.