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Shark Snacks: Bourbon Balls

Shark Snacks: Bourbon Balls

In this week’s edition of “Shark Snacks: Tailgating Recipes for Rebels,” we present Bourbon Balls!

When Ole Miss plays ‘Bama, it might be a good idea to keep the bourbon handy. In this case, it isn’t just for drinking. Bourbon Balls are one of my favorite football season treats and not just because the bourbon doesn’t cook out. They are delicious and come together quickly. Remember to refrigerate before serving. Eat plenty of these before kickoff!


1 cup Vanilla Wafer crumbs, finely crushed
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup bourbon
2 tbsp light corn syrup

Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl and dry ingredients in another. Then combine, and scoop or roll into balls. (I use a cookie dough scoop.) Place on wax paper on a baking sheet and chill for 2 hours. Makes about 3 dozen balls.

About The Author

Emily Holly

Emily Evans Holly is a 2nd generation Ole Miss Rebel. She graduated in 2005 with a BBA in Marketing Communications and in 2006 with an MBA. While at Ole Miss, Emily was a Taylor Medalist, member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Vice-President of Phi Mu, and a Rebel Recruiter. Emily was a sports and entertainment banker in Nashville before deciding to stay home with her daughter, Mattie. She resides in Brentwood, TN, with her husband and daughter. Emily is an avid fan of both Ole Miss and the New Orleans Saints.

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