Monday, November 15, 2010

Kentucky Burbon Balls

I've been into balls lately LOL! I was watching a show last week on authentic Kentucky foods and a family on there made/sold Kentucky Burbon Balls. They seemed to easy to make! Butter, confectioners sugar, burbon and chocolate??? What could be better :) Ah yes... PECANS! I knew I could pull it off. So, I whipped up a batch last week and had Chris take them to work. They definitely were a hit. Thought I'd share this easy dessert that can be served with coffee after dinner or for a special holiday occasion. Don't be scared by truffles! You can do it! Bon Appetite!

p.s. i think my next endeavor will be to add orange extract and a few TBS of cocoa and make orange/chocolate truffles. mmm.....

1 cup chopped nuts (i used pecans, i like them more than walnuts)
5 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
18 ounces semisweet chocolate
1.Place the nuts in a sealable jar. Pour the bourbon over the nuts. Seal and allow to soak overnight.
2.Mix the butter and sugar; fold in the soaked nuts. Form into 3/4" balls and refrigerate overnight.
3.Line a tray with waxed paper. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Roll the balls in the melted chocolate to coat; arrange on the prepared tray. Store in refrigerator until serving

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