kentucky-bourbon-balls

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • About 30 pecan halves
PREPARATION
  1. In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans and bourbon. Cover and let sit at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Add pecan/bourbon mixture and mix. If mixture is too loose, add more powdered sugar as needed.
  4. Using a small cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill until firm.
  5. Once chilled, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
  6. Using a toothpick, dip balls in chocolate mixture, shaking off excess, and place on baking sheet. Top each with a pecan and return to fridge to set. Enjoy!

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