Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kentucky Bourbon Balls – no need to hit the sauce, just bite it! Cheers y’all!

The great state of Kentucky is famous for their bluegrass, the Derby, and fine sipping bourbon. These candies will be as good as the bourbon you use, so select a smooth whiskey that will mellow in the creamy centers and soak richness into the pecans. Cheers y’all with every bite!
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup pecans, toasted, chopped, and soaked in bourbon overnight
6 tablespoons bourbon
5 squares chocolate
1/3 cup paraffin
Cream butter and sugar; add the nuts and whiskey and mix. Shape into balls 1" in diameter. Place on sheet pans lined with wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
Melt the chocolate and paraffin in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides of pan. Use a toothpick or skewer to roll the balls in the melted chocolate to coat; arrange on a tray or sheet pan covered with wax paper. Allow to set a few hours. Store in sealed container and I put wax paper between the layers to keep them from sticking together. You need to let this morsels ripen for a few days.


Katie Drane said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Awesome recipe!

Hugs from KY:)

Life in a Small Town said...

I soak my pecans overnight in the bourbon. ;)