The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Pumpkin Bourbon Balls

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

2
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A Southern classic, remade with pumpkin, fall spices and an extra dose of bourbon.

Ingredients

  • 20 whole Nilla Wafers Plus More For Coating If Desired
  • ½ cups Finely Diced Pecans Plus More For Coating If Desired
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons Bourbon Or Whiskey
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree

Preparation

In the bowl of a food processor (or a plastic zip-top bag), pulverize the Nilla Wafers. You should end up with about ½ cup of cookie crumbs. Set aside.

Next, finely chop the pecans in the food processor (if you haven’t already). The pieces need to be very small, but be careful not to over-mix and make crumbs or a paste. You want finely diced, not crumbs.

Combine the cookie crumbs, pecans, powdered sugar and spices in a small bowl.

In a small cup, stir together the whiskey with the pumpkin. Pour this mixture over the crumb mixture and stir very well to combine.

Use a tablespoon to make evenly sized balls and roll them between your hands. You can coat the balls in more cookie crumbs or chopped pecans, if you wish.

Chill 1 hour before serving. I like to serve these cold, but some prefer them at room temperature.

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Tonya Wolfe

Tonya Wolfe on 11.17.2012

I’m going to have to try these!!

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Chocolate Almond Madeleines
Profile Photo by Paige in Desserts
Have you ever made madeleines? They’re a fun French cookie and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 36 Level: Easy


Shortcut Thin Mints
Profile Photo by Julie {The Old School Cook} in Desserts
Storebought cookies transformed into chocolatey rich, minty Thin Mints. 4 ingredients,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 32 Level: Easy


Nutella Doughnuts
Profile Photo by BakeUp Artist in Desserts
I love these chocolatey, creamy and easy-to-make doughnuts.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 15 Level: Easy


Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies
Profile Photo by Julie {The Old School Cook} in Desserts
Childhood favorite, ideal for summer days when it's too hot to...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 28 Level: Easy


Pepper Peanut Butter Cookies
Profile Photo by Carol in Desserts
Pepper in a peanut butter cookie? You bet! The unexpected...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 24 Level: Easy