Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day or any holiday with these easy to make no-bake bourbon balls. They are naturally sweet, gluten-free and vegan.
These bourbon balls are a decadent treat that I transformed into a healthier version. Typically bourbon balls are made with chocolate, crushed cookies, powdered sugar, bourbon, pecans and corn syrup, and I’m sure they taste delicious. I replaced the sugar, cookies and corn syrup with better for you choices that taste equally as good.
These are super easy to make, no baking required. Grab your food processor and blend the ingredients until they form a dough like texture. Let the dough chill for a bit, and then roll them into little balls.
Chocolate Bourbon Balls
Coat the bourbon balls in melted dark chocolate, cacao powder, pecans or shredded coconut. Allow them to chill at least overnight to enhance the boozy flavor of the bourbon.
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¾ cup blanched almond flour
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- ¾ cup toasted pecans
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the coconut oil, almond flour, pecans and cacao powder into a food processor and process until ingredients are well blended and mixture resembles a thick dough
Add the syrup, vanilla and bourbon; process until blended together
Place the dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until it becomes firm enough to roll
Roll the dough into ½ inch to ¾ inch balls and dip in shredded coconut, chocolate or chopped pecans
Store in the refrigerator
Switch it up:
- Substitute almond flour with and equal amount puffed rice cereal
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is provided by an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.