February 16, 2023

KY Bourbon Ball Recipe

KY Bourbon Ball Recipe - The Candleberry® Candle Company

KY Bourbon Ball 

Nothing warms you up better than a bourbon on the rocks in the winter, so why not sweeten it up with some good old fashioned Kentucky bourbon balls! Bourbon balls pack a powerful punch in every bite, just like our Kentucky Bourbon candles, from our bourbon spirits line, pack a powerful scent every time you light them! Also, here’s a fun fact about bourbon balls; they are said to have been first invented in 1938 by Rebecca Ruth Candy Company based in Frankfort, Kentucky! 

Check out this Bourbon ball recipe that is the GO TO in our office and let us know what you think! Also, don’t forget to check out our bourbon spirits candle line on our site this month while they’re on sale!


  • 1 (11-oz.) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • ½ cup bourbon

  • 2 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.

  2. In a separate bowl, stir together bourbon and corn syrup until well blended. Stir bourbon mixture into the wafer mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place finished bourbon balls in a lidded container, cover, and chill for at least 30 minutes. Store chilled in a container for up to 2 weeks.

Wanna take a stab at these? Make a batch or two to keep in the fridge for a quick treat! These timeless bourbon balls make the perfect gift or addition to any party platter. Enjoy!


Inspired By Our Signature Kentucky Bourbon Candle Fragrance.

Kentucky Bourbon Candle Fragrance