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

Recipe by Southern Living February 2002

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Yield:
25 balls
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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