Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls Recipe
This Bourbon Balls recipe combines nutty pecans, sweet chocolate, and Kentucky's own whiskey to create this traditional Southern holiday favorite.


25 balls

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/3 cup bourbon
1/4 cup butter, softened
50 pecan halves (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon shortening


Stir together first 3 ingredients until blended. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Gently press pecan halves into 2 sides of each ball. Chill 8 hours.

Melt chocolate and shortening in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Dip bourbon balls in chocolate, and place on wax paper.

Chill 1 hour or until hardened.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon.

February 2002
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