My wife likes whiskey. I like chocolate. And this weekend was cold, so I was energy low. And it was filled with football, so I was busy.

I wanted an easy dessert and I wanted to please Suzi. Here’s just solution form No-Bake Cookies by Camilla V. Saulsbury. I’m doing a TBT cookbook review of this emerald book on Thursday, but here’s a first treat: whiskey + chocolate. Oh, sugar, too. Of course.

You mix these up, cool them to set and enjoy. No baking. No baking at all.

Chocolate Whisky Balls

Yield: makes about 20 balls


1 cup pecans

1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup

¼ cup whiskey

1 ½ cups powdered sugar, divided use


Grind the pecans and the chocolate wafers coarsely in a large food processor. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Mix in corn syrup, whiskey, and 1 cup of the powdered sugar with wooden spoon or hands until well blended.

Place remaining ½ cup powdered sugar in shallow dish or bowl. Roll balls in powdered sugar; cover. Let stand 2 hours. If desired, roll again in additional powdered sugar. Chill up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Source: No-Bake Cookies by Camilla V. Saulsbury [Cumberland House 2006]

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