Peanut Butter Bourbon Balls

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Peanut Butter Bourbon Balls are a wonderful no-bake candy-like cookie made with this tasty peanut butter flavored bourbon.

Homemade cookie truffles are my favorite addition to the holiday cookie tray.

These are a cousin to that classic rum ball you find on wedding trays in the 1950s.

These are a confection of melted chocolate, peanut butter bourbon, and nilla wafers.

I must warn you, it's the favorite giftable during the Christmas holiday for hard-to-buy folks.

If you need some ideas on making no-bake candy treats you hit the jackpot of recipes because you can add whatever booze you prefer whether it's rum, a favorite brandy, or whiskey of any kind, or add non-alcohol substitutes.

Add some of our other favorite treats like our Irish Potato Candy or Oreo Truffles they make a nice addition to your candy tin!

We always make a double batch these are so delicious and for best results make them at least two weeks ahead to meld the flavors.

Scroll down for the recipes and do leave a comment and your sharing ideas we love reading them.


peanut butter bourbon cookie balls in a green tin





Peanut Butter Bourbon



Peanut butter whiskey is a sweet flavored whiskey made with real peanuts!.


You can sip this bourbon over ice or mix it with a raspberry liqueur to make a peanut butter and jelly tasting cocktail so don't worry if you have a lot leftover of this delicious bourbon!


No-bake candy, cookies, truffles are the quickest and fun holiday foods we love to make and so versatile as you can change the flavors by just adding a different cup of alcohol.


This will be one of the easiest alcohol treats of the season and if you want to make them non-alcohol there are non-alcohol bourbons out there to use at your local spirit stores.


how to make peanut butter bourbon balls


Ingredients We Used:

  1. vanilla wafers
  2. chocolate chips
  3. peanut butter bourbon
  4. corn syrup
  5. pecans
  6. Optional for rolling: powder sugar, cinnamon sugar, cocoa powder


assorted sugars and cocoa to roll bourbon or rum balls in


Other Liquors To Try

  • Frangelico
  • Amaretto
  • Rum
  • Irish Cream
  • Kahlua
  • Butterscotch Liqueur
  • Raspberry Liqueur
  • Brandy
  • Limoncello
  • Other flavored Bourbon
  • Flavored Vodka
  • Flavored Rum IE coconut, banana, pineapple, spiced
  • Non-Alcohol Liqueurs


this is the batter dough for making bourbon balls


Tips

  1. if too wet to roll add just a little more powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time
  2. for the same size, balls use a melon ball scoop
  3. garnishes for rolling are great with either granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar mixtures, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or dip in melted white of dark chocolate
  4. store in pretty tins with wax paper in between layers
  5. bourbon balls taste the best after two weeks
  6. use any kind of liquor or alcohol you prefer


christmas tins for storing rum and bourbon balls


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over 60 small bourbon balls rolled in sugar


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Some Easy Ideas for Gift Giving


Place these in pretty candy wrappers, line a tin with festive paper, fill a mason jar with these and the dollar stores usually have a nice variety of boxes for gift giving.

Make these ahead of time, the longer these sit the taste of the Peanut Butter Bourbon is stronger and enhances in flavors.

There are several brands you can try and don't forget you can make this non-alcohol with a substitution.



Peanut Butter Bourbon Balls

Peanut Butter Bourbon Balls

Yield: 72
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
These no-bake alcohol-laced style cookie balls are made with Peanut Butter Bourbon. The bourbon is a delicious cousin to the popular Rum Ball which is a similar popular recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of Nilla Wafer crushed like breadcrumbs ( used 1 full 12-ounce box and 1/2 box of another)
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans or peanuts
  • 2 cups chocolate chips melted
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Bourbon
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar ( use more if necessary up to 1/4 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons of light corn syrup
  • Options for Rolling Sugars:
  • Roll them in a choice of powdered sugar, granulated white sugar, cinnamon /sugar combination, or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Note: use your favorite kind of nuts, seeds, coconut, mini chocolate chips in this recipe you prefer

Instructions

  1. Chop the nuts first.
  2. Put the vanilla wafers through a food processor pulsing till fine crumbs.
  3. Add both to a large bowl and mix together.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwaveable glass bowl stirring until smooth and then add to the wafers and nuts.
  5. Add the corn syrup.
  6. Add the alcohol last and mix together evenly..
  7. Make 1 inch balls place them on wax paper ( I used a melon ball scoop for even-sized balls).
  8. Roll the balls in any of the above-mentioned sugars or cocoa powdered.
  9. Store in airtight containers or freeze for up to 3 months in freezer bags.
  10. Makes 6 dozen.
  11. These taste best made two weeks in advance.
  12. Note: if you added too much bourbon, just add a little more powdered sugar until it holds together.

Notes:

Other Liquors To Try

  • Frangelico
  • Amaretto
  • Rum
  • Butterscotch
  • Raspberry
  • Brandy
  • Other flavored Bourbon
  • Flavored Vodka
  • Flavored Rum IE coconut, banana, pineapple, spiced
  • Non-Alcohol Liqueurs

Tips

  1. if too wet to roll add just a little more powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time
  2. for the same size, balls use a melon ball scoop
  3. garnishes for rolling are great with either granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar mixtures, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or dip in melted white of dark chocolate
  4. store in pretty tins with wax paper in between layers
  5. bourbon balls taste the best after two weeks
  6. use any kind of liquor or alcohol you prefer


Nutrition Facts

Calories

114.96

Fat (grams)

6.41

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.71

Carbs (grams)

14.28

Fiber (grams)

1.12

Net carbs

13.16

Sugar (grams)

9.92

Protein (grams)

1.57

Sodium (milligrams)

44.03

Cholesterol (grams)

0.06
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7 comments

  1. Peanut butter bourbon is an interesting and fun addition!

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  2. These look so delicious - what a gorgeous festive gift from the kitchen for friends and family, yum!

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  3. I love this new take on bourbon balls! These are so much fun and were a hit at my Holiday party!

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  4. My mother in law made these every Christmas, and now I'm dying to try myself! So excited to try your version :)

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  5. I haven't had these in many years but yours make me want some.

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  6. I love peanut butter balls and the addition of bourdon sounds amazing.

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  7. These are such a wonderful Christmas treat! The peanut butter and bourbon pair perfectly together, and they're so rich and creamy.

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