Mint Julep Balls
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Light and sweet Mint Julep Balls are the perfect treat for a Kentucky Derby party...or any party at all! This recipe yields about three dozen balls, so bring a big appetite!
What You'll Need
- 2 cups crumbled vanilla wafers
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus additional for dusting
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 cup bourbon (see Note)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
What to Do
- In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, the cocoa, and nuts until well mixed. Add the bourbon, corn syrup, and peppermint extract and mix with your hands until the mixture holds together.
- Form the mixture into 1-inch balls then dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- You may substitute apple juice for the bourbon, if you prefer.
- We don't know about you, but this just puts us in the mood for some Fresh Lemonade!
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