Fig-Chip Bourbon Balls

These holiday treats are filled with mini chocolate chips and rolled in ground pecans. Let them stand overnight to mellow the bourbon and blend all the sweet flavors.

Fig-Chip Bourbon Balls
Servings: 4 Prep 35 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1/4 pound dried figs, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 68 cookies)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Make It

1. Plump figs in simmering 1/4 cup bourbon and water in pan, covered, 10 minutes. Cool. Puree in processor.

2. Mix cookies, sugar and 1/2 cup nuts, flour, cinnamon, chips in bowl. Add syrup and remaining bourbon to fig puree; add to cookie mixture.

3. Mix remaining nuts, granulated sugar in bowl. Shape dough in 1-inch balls; roll in nut-sugar. Let mellow in airtight container at least 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 86, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): 4, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 14, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 24, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.