Posted on November 28, 2012 by The Southern Lady
There are many different recipes for bourbon balls. This one is my favorites and the easiest for me to make. These smooth chocolate confections are so good and addictive!
1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter, not margarine, softened(I use organic)
16 ounces or 2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup pecans, finely ground
4 tablespoons 100 proof Kentucky bourbon (can use more or less and could use another kind of bourbon)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
pecan halves for garnish
Cream butter and sugar. Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing well with mixer. Chill this mixture in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and make into balls using about a teaspoon of mixture for each one. Place on wax paper on cookie sheet and put back in freezer for 30 more minutes. When 30 minutes are up, melt the chocolate chips about 2 minutes in the microwave. (The smaller the container or bowl you use to melt the chips the easier it is to dip the bourbon balls in the chocolate). Some people use a toothpick to hold the bourbon balls. It is easier for me to just drop them in the chocolate and use a wooden spoon to cover. Remove each bourbon ball and place on a clean piece of wax paper on cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on top. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until chocolate hardens. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 30 bourbon balls depending on the size you make them. Enjoy!
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