Maker’s Mark Bourbon Cherry Balls

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 1/2 cups ground walnuts
  • 24 Makers Mark Bourbon Cherries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. In the microwave oven or over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the bourbon and corn syrup.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the crushed vanilla wafers and ground walnuts. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crumbs in the bowl and blend well using your hands. Shape into 1 inch balls and press a cherry half into the center of each one. Roll each cookie in confectioners’ sugar to coat.
  3. Store in an airtight tin for at least a week before serving.
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