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Fireball No-Bake Cookies | Made With Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Fireball Balls | A No-Bake Cookie Made With Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Fireball No-Bake Cookies. Who ever heard of a cookie made with Fireball? Well…it all started with Crossfit, believe it or not. Yes, the Crossfitters are pretty healthy eaters, but when they party, they are not opposed to a beer, glass of wine or a shot of Fireball!

My Crossfit Box always has a super fun Christmas party. It’s usually a potluck with bacon inspired food  (all of these Paleo devotees love their bacon) and it’s BYOB.  Last year, someone brought a bottle of Fireball and a few shots in, the party REALLY started!



So in planning this year’s Christmas party, the bottle of Fireball turned into a whole Fireball committee, complete with a dedicated Pinterest board full of Fireball cocktail and food recipes.

 

Fireball No-Bake Cookies

My contribution was these Fireball Balls, a riff on Bourbon Balls. I remember Bourbon Balls being a Southern holiday treat in the 60’s.

I last saw Bourbon Balls at my Aunt’s house in the mid-60’s. My Dad’s side of the family was there, including Grandma Lynch, who never let a drop of alcohol cross her lips. Grandma loved those Bourbon Balls, however, because she had no idea what was in them. That is until one of the grandkids (probably big mouth me) spilled the beans. She spit out the one she had in her mouth and never had another!



I’ve adapted this recipe from the Bourbon Balls on the Aggie’s Kitchen website. They are easy, no-bake, cinnamon-y tasting and YUMMY!

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Fireball No-Bake Cookies

Gather your ingredients:

1 (12-oz.) pkg. Vanilla Wafers, finely crushed

1 cup chopped pecans

¾ cup powdered sugar

2 TBS. cocoa

2-½ TBS. light corn syrup

½ cup Fireball CinnamonWhiskey

½ tsp. vanilla

Powdered sugar

Finely crush your Vanilla Wafers. I used my food processor The Keebler brand was the only kind I could find that actually came in a 12 oz. size. You don’t actually taste them, so any brand would be fine.

 

 

Combine crushed Vanilla Wafers, pecans, powdered sugar and cocoa in a large bowl; stir well.

 

 

Combine corn syrup, Fireball and vanilla in a mixing bowl, stirring well. I use my set of glass mixing bowls all the time They are my favorite.

 

 

 

Take a shot of Fireball (Not really. Well, only if you want to.)

 

Pour Fireball mixture over wafer mixture; stir until blended.

 

Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in additional powdered sugar.

 

I put the freshly powdered Fireball balls on a cooling rack over wax paper, and shook off a little of the excess powdered sugar.   I let them set for about 10 minutes before putting them in a covered container then into the fridge.



 

Finished Fireball Balls – Enjoy!

 

Fireball No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients:

1 (12-oz.) pkg. Vanilla Wafers, finely crushed

1 cup chopped pecans

¾ cup powdered sugar

2 TBS. cocoa

2-½ TBS. light corn syrup

½ cup Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

½ tsp. vanilla

Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine crushed Vanilla Wafers, pecans, powdered sugar and cocoa in a large bowl; stir well.
  2. Combine corn syrup and Fireball, stirring well.
  3. Pour Fireball mixture over wafer mixture; stir until blended.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in additional powdered sugar.
  5. Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks. I refrigerated mine, just because.

You might also like: Fireball Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mini Butterfinger Tortes

Marinated Shrimp Appetizer



 

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Fireball No-Bake Cookies | Made With Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey was last modified: October 24th, 2018 by Cathy Lawdanski