This chocolate whiskey balls recipe is an unbaked cookie recipe. It’s fast and easy to do. Where I live, it costs about $4.00 to make three dozen, but that price will vary depending on your location.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: Single malt Scotch whisky, a blended malt (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended Scotch whisky, blended grain Scotch whisky, and single grain Scotch whisky

Tip #1: To convert these measurements to metric, please refer to this online Cooking Converter

Tip #2: For best results, always use good quality chocolate.

Chocolate Whiskey Balls Recipe


1 cup of pecans
1 cup of chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1 cup of icing sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar)
1 1/2 tablespoons of corn syrup
1/4 cup Scotch whiskey
additional icing sugar for rolling the balls


Using your food processor or another grinder, grind the pecans and the chocolate wafers together. This mixture should be coarse.

Place the chocolate-nut mixture into a bowl and add the icing sugar, whiskey, and corn syrup. Mix this well, using your hands if desired.

Make balls the size of walnuts with your mixture. Roll these balls in the additional icing sugar.

Put your chocolate whiskey balls on a tray or other flat dish and refrigerate. Chill at least four hours before serving.