There are many different recipes for bourbon balls. This one is my favorite and the easiest for me to make. These smooth chocolate confections are so good and addictive! They also make wonderful gifts for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or just anytime!1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter, not margarine, softened(I use organic) 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! If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Rocky Road Bars. Be sure and PIN for later: © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest buttons below. You can PRINT by clicking on the printer icon below. It is the green square below with a printer inside the square right beside the twitter, Pinterest and Facebook icons.