I found this in the back of the refrigerator in late February, 2011. My recipe file states that these were made 12/19/2010.
The color, texture, and flavor had not suffered. Apparently, bourbon preserves!
Vanilla Wafer Bourbon Balls
(adapted from Saveur here)
28 vanilla wafers, crushed (you should have 1 c. crushed wafers)
1 c. pecans, chopped
3 T cocoa powder
in separate bowl, mix:
3 – 5 T bourbon (this was TOO much for me; I’ll only use about 2T next time)
1/4 c light corn syrup
Add wet to dry and mix well. Portion about 1 T each and roll into balls.
Then, roll balls into a bowl of decorative sprinkles of your choice.
Store in refrigerator (original recipe says 1 week) but serve at room temperature.