Bourbon Balls Recipe

Early last week I blogged about our Kentucky Derby party.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.  I made a variety of Kentucky favorites, one of them being  bourbon balls.  I had several requests for the recipe, so here it is.  You will be shocked how easy it is.  I found this recipe somewhere on the internet, but I do not remember which site.  I give my biggest apology to the genius who developed it because I cannot give you credit.



Bourbon Balls

Bourbon balls



1 stick of butter

1 lb. box powdered sugar

1 cup chopped pecans (I only used 1/2 cup and I thought that was plenty)

Pecan halves for decoration (optional)

4 Tbsp. bourbon

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate

 – One day ahead:  Cream the butter and sugar.  Add the chopped pecans, mixing well.  Add the bourbon.

 – Shape into balls using 1 teaspoon of the mixture for each ball.  (You may need to let the batter sit in the fridge for an hour or two before you can easily roll it into balls.)  Refrigerate overnight.

 – Next day: Melt semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler.  Put a toothpick in the balls and dip in chocolate and place on waxed paper.  Remove toothpick and put pecan half on top.  Refrigerate to harden.  Don’t eat too many at one time, if you know what I mean…….


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  1. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It’s hard to believe by looking at them that they are so easy to make. I will be making these really soon!