posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by TheWayISeeIt
Ask and you shall receive....
nYk's Famous Bourbon Balls
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 lb confectioners' sugar
3-5 Tablespoons bourbon (I use 5, preferably Makers Mark)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely ground pecans
Combined softened butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Add the bourbon and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Add the nuts and mix thoroughly.
Roll the candy into 1-inch balls. Set in refrigerator until firm, then transfer to a Ziploc freezer bag and place in the freezer for a few hours or
Next we dip them in the chocolate....
4 to 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
30 -50 whole pecan halves, for garnish
Place a toothpick in each bourbon ball, sticking the toothpick into the center.
Melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave or a double boiler. Mix and heat until smooth.
Working quickly, dip the bourbon ball centers into the chocolate one at a time. Tap the toothpick against the side of the bowl to shake off excess
chocolate. Set the coated bourbon ball on waxed paper covering a baking sheet or pizza pan. With another toothpick push the bourbon ball gently from
the toothpick and cover the spot where it was with a pecan half.
There you go!