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Derby-Style Bourbon Balls

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Derby-Style Bourbon Balls


for 30 balls

  • ¾ cup crushed walnuts (75 g), plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup bourbon whiskey
  • 12 graham crackers
  • 1 cup brown sugar (220 g)
  • ½ cup butter (115 g), melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips (130 g)
  • 1 cup melted chocolate (225 g)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 131
  • Fat 8g
  • Carbs 11g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the crushed walnuts and bourbon. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.
  2. Place the graham crackers in a zip-top bag and crush with a rolling pin until the crackers have broken down into crumbs.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the crushed graham crackers, soaked walnuts, and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  5. Freeze for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is firm enough to roll.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls, then freeze for another 20 minutes.
  7. Add the coconut oil to the melted chocolate and stir to combine.
  8. Coat the balls in the melted chocolate, then sprinkle the tops with crushed walnuts.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
  10. Enjoy!
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Derby-Style Bourbon Balls