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A couple of years back, I decided to make bourbon balls out of butter biscuits. They were a big, buttery step up from the classic Nilla wafer ones. But now, it seems Bahlsen butter biscuits (and/or their butter leaves) are harder to find. Sure, you can order them on Amazon, but sometimes there’s no time to wait.

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Enter Bahlsen’s chocolate-topped butter biscuits, Choco-Leibniz: my very favorite store-bought cookie, hands down, no question. I stock up whenever they’re on sale. On my quest for butter biscuits last week, I hit three different stores before finding Choco-Leibniz on sale at Stop & Shop, 2 for $4. Hmm, they’re you’re favorite cookie and they’re ON SALE. Now is the time to find out if they make bourbon balls just as tasty as their plain cousins. Know what? I think they’re even better.

CHOCOLATE BUTTER BISCUIT BOURBON BALLS

3 boxes Bahlsen Choco-Leibniz*–crush them in a food processor or blender
1 1/2 cups pecans–take these for a spin in the food processor as well so they’re finely chopped
1/2 cup bourbon (you can use rum, too, but you’ll get more bang from bourbon!)
1/4 cup light corn syrup (I used Karo with vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 turns of coarse ground salt

*I used milk chocolate Choco-Leibniz, but they make a dark chocolate variety, too, if you like.

TO COAT THE BALLS
Sift together onto a plate:
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

I used my small Zeroll 60 scoop to make 42 (forgive me) big balls.

Ready to roll!

Ready to roll!

Roll each ball in the cocoa sugar to coat.

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The extra chocolate bits inside truly make these treats even tastier–please, what is not to like about more chocolate? Now we can make bourbon balls whenever we wish. YAAAAAAAY! Happy holidaze! CENT’ANNI! Let’s celebrate!

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So many recipes for bourbon balls–many made with Nilla Wafers. But I never snack on Nilla Wafers. I’m a Bahlsen Butter Biscuit girl all the way. So wouldn’t bourbon balls with butter biscuits be even better? You betcha!

I’ve loved these biscuits for years and stock up on the chocolate-topped variety (Choco-Liebniz) whenever they’re on sale.

I think I got a bit of a contact buzz just stirring the bowl of alcohol with sugar, corn syrup and vanilla–good morning! Nevermind, of course, I sample as I go. Hey, it’s all about quality control! Bourbon balls–breakfast of champions! Cheers to that!

BUTTER BISCUIT BOURBON BALLS

1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup bourbon (you can use rum, too, but you’ll get more bang from bourbon!)
1/4 cup light corn syrup (I used Karo with vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 boxes Bahlsen Butter Leaves–crush them in a food processor or blender
1 1/2 cups pecans–take these for a spin in the food processor as well so they’re finely chopped
4-5 turns of coarse ground salt

Nekked Butter Biscuit Bourbon Balls (sans their chocolate coats!)

TO COAT THE BALLS
Sift together onto a plate:
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Roll each ball to coat. I made 66, that is before I sampled…

Bourbon balls…butter-biscuity, boozy treats that make you go NOM NOM NOM! It’s good enough for the Cookie Monster and it’s good enough for me! Happy holidaze!