KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS – The Southern Woman Cooks

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

Bourbon Balls

If you happen to love this sweet, additionally, you will love these No Bake Orange Balls. They’re an old style basic just a few substances and are completely great for the vacation season!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

These bourbon balls are a basic sweet that has been round for a lot of a few years. They make an exquisite present throughout the vacation season. They’re just a few substances, not onerous to make and all the time successful. Put them in a reasonably tin and provides them as a present!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • crisco
  • pecans, finely floor
  • 100 proof Kentucky bourbon (can use kind of and will use one other type 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 need to use apple or orange juice in it’s place. We now have made them with apple juice, and so they had 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 nicely.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS

These are simple to make however they do have a couple of steps of placing them within the fridge to sit back. In order that half provides time to the method.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Cream butter and sugar.  Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing nicely 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 individuals use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to simply drop them within the chocolate and use a picket 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 high.  Place in fridge for not less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 15-20 bourbon balls, relying on the dimensions you make them.

Bourbon Balls

⭐TIP

These genuine Kentucky bourbon balls are all the time successful and this recipe is one many individuals love. Simply test the feedback. If the chocolate begins to get too onerous for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it nicely. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you’ll be able to all the time set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge a couple of occasions so we will 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

If you happen to learn the swaps above you’ll be able to change out the bourbon, and you could possibly additionally change 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 appropriate, 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’ll be able to style it since these are not any bake, the bourbon isn’t “baked” out.

Do I must maintain them within the fridge?

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

STORING

These will maintain for a couple of weeks saved in an hermetic container. You may simply make these prematurely for the Christmas holidays and they’re an exquisite present.

Five Minute Fudge

This fudge is a wonderful recipe for the vacations! Makes an incredible present too!

SERVING SIZE

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

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Leigh Walkup

These Kentucky Bourbon Balls are an quaint southern basic! The right Christmas deal with or present!

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 exploit natural)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely floor
  • 4 tablespoons 100 proof Kentucky bourbon can use kind of and will use one other type 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 nicely 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 onerous.

  • 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 individuals use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to simply drop them within the chocolate with a fork and use a picket 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 high.  Place in fridge for not less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 30 bourbon balls relying on the dimensions you make them.

  • If the chocolate begins to get too onerous for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it nicely. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you’ll be able to all the time set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge a couple of occasions so we will get the coated the way in which we like.

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