KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS

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Kentucky bourbon balls are delicious.  Of course, everyone knows Kentucky is known for its bourbon and I always use one from here in my state to make my bourbon balls.  These smooth chocolate confections are so good and addictive! They also make wonderful gifts for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or just anytime!

Kentucky bourbon balls ingredients:

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.

                                  
 
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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

These delicious bourbon balls are a classic!
Prep Time15 mins
1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American, southern
Servings: 30 pieces
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

 
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