Labels: Bourbon Balls • 11.30.2009
Season's Greetings! My apologies for my absence but I am thrilled to be back with y'all to kick off my favorite time of year. For me, this is a season filled with love, fragrant garland, giant magnolia leaves, and maybe even a bit of snow (not very likely in Georgia). In honor of the season, I want to share with y'all one of my favorite treats- bourbon balls. These goodies are excellent to have on hand for when friends and family stop by and also make a delightful gift when packaged in a festive box.
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup Bourbon (I suggest Woodford Reserve)
1 cup chopped pecans
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, cut into fine pieces
1 (1 1/2 ") square of paraffin
Cream butter with 1 pound of sugar; blend Bourbon with 1 pound of sugar. Combine the sugar mixtures and pecans, mixing thoroughly. Refrigerate until chilled; shape into small balls. Melt chocolate and paraffin together in the top of a small double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Working rapidly, dip balls one at a time in the chocolate; place on wax paper to dry.
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