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    Smile Burbon Balls! Help

    My 84 year old father wants Burbon Balls for Christmas.
    Anyone have any good low fat receips?

    Thanks,
    Cyndie

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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    So funny that you should bring it up. I was just thinking about digging up a recipe for chocolate rum balls in a weight watchers cookbook I had made years and years ago. I took it to a potluck and people ADORED it. No one had a clue it was "healthy". I know its not the same as Burbon balls, but it may be a close enough substitute?

    Does anyone have the recipe? All I remember about it is that it used marscapone cheese. I'll try and dig it up.
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    My Mom used to make tem so potent that she had to keep them frozen.

    I will Email her and see if she has the recipe.
    I think it has burbon in it......
    CW
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    Really...You think it has burbon??? Haha

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    It was a lucky guess..


    I've not heard from Mom yet.
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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    I don't know if these help:

    No-Bake Bourbon Balls

    1 cup vanilla wafers
    1 cup pecans
    1 cup powdered sugar
    2 Tbsp cocoa
    2 ounces Bourbon
    2 ounces white corn syrup

    Place the wafers in a food processor and grind until fine. Place in a bowl. Add the pecans into the food processor and grind until fine. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Form into balls, roll in additional powdered sugar, and refrigerate.

    Bourbon Balls Recipe
    1 box powdered sugar
    1/2 stick margarine or butter
    1/3 cup bourbon

    Mix together all ingredients. Add more sugar (app. 1/4 box) to get the proper consistency for rolling (until it sticks together good). Use pecans or cherries for center and roll the powdered sugar mixture around it. Place on buttered cookie sheet and put in refrigerator or freezer to set.

    Chocolate Covering (the old-fashioned way)

    1 box unsweetened chocolate
    1 tablespoon margarine or butter
    2 tablespoons melted paraffin

    Melt together in double boiler. Drop each ball into the chocolate (not too hot) and using two forks cover and lift out of chocolate, letting excess chocolate drop back into pan. Put back on the cookie sheet. Put in freezer to set.

    similar to the top recipe:

    Kentucky Bourbon Balls
    From Chef Joe Castro and Emeril Lagasse
    Friday, December 1, 2000

    A holiday favorite from Chef Joe Castro, Executive Chef at The English Grill.

    Kentucky Bourbon Balls Ingredients
    # 1 cup white/yellow cake leftover or vanilla wafers
    # 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
    # 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    # 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
    # 1 cup chopped pecans
    # 1/4 cup Bourbon
    # Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup for mix and enough for a small bowl so that you can coat the balls.

    Directions

    1. Combine the cake or cookie crumbs, sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, corn syrup and Bourbon. Blend and mix very well. Mix in the pecans.

    2. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. If the mixutre is not rolling together easily, add more corn syrup.

    3. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder to coat them.

    *Store in an airtight containers and refrigerate. You can also freeze them.

    Copyright, May 2000, Chef Joe Castro, Executive Chef at The English Grill

    And from Cooking Light (received 3 out of 5 stars):

    Brownie Bourbon Balls



    In this quick-and-easy rendition, we used packaged brownie mix, a little bourbon, and chopped toasted walnuts.
    Yield

    2 dozen (serving size: 1 ball)
    Ingredients

    * 1/3 cup applesauce
    * 1/4 cup egg substitute
    * 1 tablespoon water
    * 1 (16.7-ounce) package double fudge brownie mix (such as Duncan Hines)
    * Cooking spray
    * 3 tablespoons bourbon
    * 1/3 cup finely chopped walnut pieces, toasted

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Combine first 4 ingredients (including fudge packet from mix), stirring well. Spread into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near edge of pan comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

    Crumble brownies; place in a food processor. Add bourbon; process until mixture forms a ball (about 30 seconds).

    Shape brownie mixture into 24 balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Place nuts in a shallow bowl. Roll balls in nuts, pressing gently to coat.

    Note: Store balls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
    Nutritional Information

    Calories:
    100 (30% from fat)
    Fat:
    3.3g (sat 0.6g,mono 0.9g,poly 1.7g)
    Protein:
    1.6g
    Carbohydrate:
    16g
    Fiber:
    0.7g
    Cholesterol:
    1mg
    Iron:
    0.9mg
    Sodium:
    82mg
    Calcium:
    2mg

    Mark Scarbrough, Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2005

    Don't know if any of these help, but good luck! And send some my way, 'kay?
    Jeannette

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    Heroic!

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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    Me or the Bourbon Balls?
    Jeannette

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    Yes.


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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    Lol!

    CW, would you be kind enough to share your mom's Bourbon Ball recipe if you can get it? I would love to see it! Thank you so much!
    Jeannette

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    I will be glad to. I have emailed her but she does not check in often.
    I talk to her every Sunday Morning. I will ask her again then.
    CW
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    Sounds like *my* mom, too.

    That would be terrific! I appreciate the effort, not that maybe talking to your mom is an effort, but I appreciate it anyway.
    Jeannette

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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    Mom Came through.... Here is her email.

    Bourbon Balls
    1/2 Cup Butter
    1/2 Cup Bourbon
    1 large pkg semi-sweet chocolate
    1 # powdered sugar
    1/2 bar paraffin
    1 cup chopped Pecans, fine

    Cream softened butter and sugar. Add Bourbon and nuts. Shape into balls. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Melt chocolate chips. Add and melt paraffin. Dip chilled balls. Place on waxed paper.

    Option: Soak Maraschino cherries in the 1/2 cup of Bourbon over night. Drain cherries well. Make balls around cherry center, Proceed as above.

    Hope you have fun with these.
    Love ya,
    Ma

    Clearly not WW
    Perhaps some subsitutions would be wise?
    CW
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    WOW!! I'm getting slightly drunk just reading that, CW. ;D Thanks so much for sharing it, and please thank your mom for me!

    I'm not sure how that could be altered, other than reducing the amount of bourbon (and really, who'd want that? Lol!) and nuts. Maybe the key would be to make them small thus indulge in a smaller amount? Or look at it as a points "splurge" and adjust your food day according? Or I'll just shut up and you can all do what you want?
    Jeannette

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    We had a "Cocktail Clock" at home. All the numbers were 5's
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    Default Re: Burbon Balls! Help

    Quote Originally Posted by CW View Post
    We had a "Cocktail Clock" at home. All the numbers were 5's
    CW
    ROTFL!!! I may need one of those...
    Jeannette

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