Oh! I dream of southern-fried chocolate balls.


With the holidays just around the bend, I’ve been planning the production of plenty of chocolate balls. I’ve actually been dreaming of balls.

While the store-bought truffle is fine, I prefer the densely rolled, moist, caked-but-not-baked confection rolled in sugar, cocoa, coconut and other yummy dressings.

Of all these spherical splendors, I’m partial to the bourbon ball–especially my spherical lyricals infused with cocoa and a more than a splash of Kentucky spirits.

I have a simple, no-cook recipe that rocks the palate in almost a “southern-fried” way. With a bit of cocoa and a bite of bourbon, down a few and you’ll be singing about gravel roads, dogs and women. Hazardous to your health, my bourbon balls are best served in moderation and in accordance with the territory’s liquor laws. As such, I now only make them for special occasions (or the month of December).

Best part? They will not stale, and given the high proof, they can be stored in the freezer and noshed on throughout the year.

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4 responses to “Oh! I dream of southern-fried chocolate balls.”

  1. Soo…..will you be sharing that recipe? 😀 Your truffles sound delightfully dangerous!


  2. Sure, I’ll be sharing it. I’ve just got to find it. It’s scrawled on a slip of paper and stuffed into a cookbook somewhere. A family friend recited it over the phone to me years ago. I’ll find it when I go looking for the stuffing recipe next week which is on another scrap of paper (courtesy my mom).


  3. “Spherical lyricals” should be the name of a rock band.


  4. Mmm. I would love to make these too. They sound absolutely delicious.


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