Grown-Up “Cookies & Milk” :: Kahlúa Balls & Winter White Cocktail

grown up cookies and milk - kahlua balls and winter white cocktail

Do you love to make and bake gifts to give for the Holidays?  Think about those people you want to give something to, but they’re not really on your  “gift giving list.”  Neighbors, hostesses, teachers, can all benefit from a couple of hours you spend in the kitchen on a weekend afternoon.  In fact next to a bottle of spirits, food is my favorite gift to receive!

I created this recipe for Kahlúa balls which makes a fantastic little gift to share. If you’re a fan of bourbon balls or rum balls, you’re gonna love these!

kahlua balls

mixing up kahlua balls
Kahlúa Balls

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlúa
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • Powdered sugar and cocoa powder for rolling

Use a food processor to finely chop pecans {and whole graham crackers}.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until mixture is completely moist.

Scoop mixture and shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder to coat.

Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.

Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Kahlúa Balls recipe


To compliment these little dessert balls I couldn’t help but to think, “milk.”  Of course this duet is a grown up version of cookies & milk and this drink is best served in a martini glass!

winter white cocktail

Winter White Cocktail

  • 4 oz cold milk
  • 3/4 cup Kahlúa
  • 3/4 cup chocolate liqueur
  • 1 large dollop of cool whip

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, with ice.  Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds and strain into a martini glass.  Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice if desired.


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