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Walnut Bourbon Balls

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2-1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup bourbon


Thoroughly mix wafer crumbs, cocoa, powdered sugar and walnuts. Add corn syrup and bourbon and mix well. Form into 1-inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Store in covered container and seal in a bowl lined with a lacey napkin.

Gail Elsbury

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