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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1-1/4 cups ground pecans
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa

Instructions

Combine vanilla wafers, pecans and cocoa. Add syrup and bourbon. Form into small balls. Mix powdered sugar and cocoa in a small bowl. Roll balls in cocoa mixture. Store in container at least 24 hours before serving.

Ruth Treftz
Bettendorf



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