Bourbon Balls

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

Yield: 25 balls
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 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


  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients until blended. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  2. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Gently press pecan halves into 2 sides of each ball. Chill 8 hours.
  3. Melt chocolate and shortening in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Dip bourbon balls in chocolate, and place on wax paper.
  4. Chill 1 hour or until hardened.
  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon.
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