THE KENTUCKY DERBY may be delayed until September, but the demand for bourbon, chocolate and quick, easy, no-bake desserts using pantry staples has probably never been higher. Bourbon balls have it all: the booze, the chocolate, the ease, plus the crunch of a sanding-sugar exterior and a luscious center. They are also adaptable, so keep reading even if you currently lack some of the ingredients listed in the recipe at right. The point here is to have fun.
If you’re out of bourbon, try a dark rum, Cognac or even a coffee liqueur….