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Uncle Louie’s “Black Jack” Whiskey Balls Recipe

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“Uncle Louie” loved the holidays! He loved the bird, the dressing , the Italian sausage and most of all he loved the goodies. These were one of his favorites he requested every year. These pack a ‘punch’ but the flavor mellows over time. Similar to Rum Balls, Uncle Louie’s “Black Jack” Whiskey Balls Recipe is just the thing to bring a bit of the South to your holidays!


Uncle Louie's "Black Jack" Wiskey Balls

A Holiday Favorite
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 36
Author: Debbie Lawrence


  • 3 cups finely crushed Biscoff ® Cookies vanilla wafers work just fine
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar reserve 1/2 cup for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups Hershey ® Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Pecans chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Wiskey


  • Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir in Simple Syrup until well mixed, then stir in the Jack Daniels®Wiskey.
  • Shape into small balls (about 1 inch) and roll in reserved powdered sugar.
  • Store in airtight container using waxed paper or parchment between layers.


Store for a minimum of 1 week before serving.


Simple Syrup

Sugar Syrup used in Beverages and Desserts
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Debbie Lawrence


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water


  • Bring the water to a boil
  • Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. (Note: Do not allow the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick.)
  • Allow to cool completely and thicken, then bottle and stopper.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use , then bring to room temp.


*Adding a tablespoon of plain vodka to the bottle and giving it a lite shake will increase the shelf life of your syrup.

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  1. Crys says

    May 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Hi! I’d love to make this recipe (Uncle Louie’s Black Jack Whiskey Balls) but the recipe ingredients list is screwed up … it has “codes” instead of proper measurements. Can you help? Thanks!!