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KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS – The Southern Girl Cooks

This recipe for bourbon balls is an old school traditional! This Southern favourite is one anybody will love. Being from Kentucky, we all know all about bourbon balls!

Bourbon Balls

When you love this sweet, additionally, you will love these No Bake Orange Balls. They’re an old school traditional only some substances and are completely great for the vacation season!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

These bourbon balls are a traditional sweet that has been round for a lot of a few years. They make an exquisite reward in the course of the vacation season. They’re only some substances, not laborious to make and at all times successful. Put them in a fairly tin and provides them as a present!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • crisco
  • pecans, finely floor
  • 100 proof Kentucky bourbon (can use roughly and will use one other form of bourbon) *see swaps
  • vanilla extract
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • pecan halves for garnish

SWAPS

In case you are not a bourbon fan or don’t have bourbon, you should use apple or orange juice in it’s place. We’ve got made them with apple juice, they usually have been so good! Everybody beloved them. You don’t have to make use of crisco however we discover it provides a smoothness to the chocolate that’s useful and makes it cowl the balls properly.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS

These are straightforward to make however they do have just a few steps of placing them within the fridge to relax. In order that half provides time to the method.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Cream butter and sugar.  Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing properly with mixer.  Chill this combination within the freezer for half-hour or fridge for an hour.

Step 2
Take away from freezer and make into balls utilizing a few teaspoon of combination for each.  Place on wax or foil paper on cookie sheet and put again within the freezer for 30 extra minutes or fridge for an hour. 

Step 3
When half-hour are up, soften the chocolate chips and crisco about 2 minutes within the microwave. (The smaller the container or bowl you utilize to soften the chips the better it’s to dip the bourbon balls within the chocolate).  Some folks use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to only drop them within the chocolate and use a wood spoon or fork to cowl.

Step 4
Take away every bourbon ball and place on a clear piece of wax paper or foil on cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on prime.  Place in fridge for no less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 15-20 bourbon balls, relying on the scale you make them.

Bourbon Balls

⭐TIP

These genuine Kentucky bourbon balls are at all times successful and this recipe is one many individuals love. Simply examine the feedback. If the chocolate begins to get too laborious for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it properly. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you may at all times set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge just a few instances so we are able to get the coated the way in which we like.

When melting the chocolate within the microwave, solely do about 20-30 seconds at a time after which stir.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

When you learn the swaps above you may swap out the bourbon, and you could possibly additionally swap out the vanilla with different flavors too. Nonetheless, for genuine Kentucky Bourbon Balls that is the way in which to make them.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the 1/2 cup of pecans within the recipe earlier than chopping?

That’s right, measure out a 1/2 cup after which chop them up for the recipe.

Are you able to style the bourbon within the recipe?

Sure, you may style it since these aren’t any bake, the bourbon isn’t “baked” out.

Do I have to hold them within the fridge?

No, you do not want to maintain them within the fridge however we predict they’re nice chilly, so we do.

STORING

These will hold for just a few weeks saved in an hermetic container. You may simply make these upfront for the Christmas holidays and they’re an exquisite reward.

Five Minute Fudge

This fudge is a wonderful recipe for the vacations! Makes an excellent reward too!

SERVING SIZE

This recipe makes 15-20 bourbon balls and may simply be doubled.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Leigh Walkup

These Kentucky Bourbon Balls are an quaint southern traditional! The proper Christmas deal with or reward!

Prep Time 15 minutes

2 hours

Whole Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Course sweet

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter not margarine, softened(I take advantage of natural)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely floor
  • 4 tablespoons 100 proof Kentucky bourbon can use roughly and will use one other form of bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • pecan halves for garnish
  • Cream butter and sugar.  Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing properly with mixer.  Chill this combination within the freezer for half-hour or the fridge for an hou.  Take away from freezer and make into balls utilizing a few teaspoon of combination for each.  Place on wax paper on cookie sheet and put again in freezer for 30 extra minutes or the fridge till laborious.

  • When half-hour are up, soften the chocolate chips and crisco about 2 minutes within the microwave. When melting the chocolate within the microwave, solely do about 20-30 seconds at a time after which stir. (The smaller the container or bowl you utilize to soften the chips the better it’s to dip the bourbon balls within the chocolate).  Some folks use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to only drop them within the chocolate with a fork and use a wood spoon or one other fork to cowl. Take away every bourbon ball and place on a clear piece of wax paper on cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on prime.  Place in fridge for no less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 30 bourbon balls relying on the scale you make them.

  • If the chocolate begins to get too laborious for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it properly. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you may at all times set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge just a few instances so we are able to get the coated the way in which we like.

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