Kentucky Bourbon Balls

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Author Notes: Since I am from Kentucky, it is my lot in life to love bourbon. Combining bourbon with sugar and chocolate - makes my heart go thump thump. You won't be able to keep friends away from these chocolate morsels!acarterw

Serves a crowd

Bourbon Centers

  • 1/8 pound Butter
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Makers Mark Bourbon
  • 1/2 pound Pecan Halves
  1. Cream butter, powdered sugar and Makers Mark together in a standing mixer.
  2. Let mixture stand in refrigerator for 3 hours, or until hardened.
  3. Once cooled, roll into small 1 inch balls and press pecan halves on either side. Set aside on wax paper.

Chocolate Coating

  • 1 pound Bakers Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  1. Melt together over double boiler at low temperature. The chocolate will melt nicely if you break it into smaller pieces before putting it in the double boiler.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, dip bourbon balls in chocolate one at a time. You want your bourbon ball to be completely covered in the chocolate.
  3. Set ball back on wax paper until chocolate is firm.
  4. Store in refrigerator. Can be made in advance.

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over 1 year ago Amy Brady-Kilpatrick

I was hoping to get the right amount of parafin. Can you post it here? Thank you. I plan on making them for Christmas....I already bought the bourbon and everything. :D


over 4 years ago Threemealsaday

We made them today and they were great. If you have a food blog send me the link and I will link our blog to it. Thanks for sharing.

The only downside is that I may have to make more.



over 4 years ago Threemealsaday

Rum balls are a favorite in our house and these look great. I have never coated ours in a chocolate coating; just sugar. We may have to change up a few this year. Oh and great pick on the right bourbon :-)


almost 5 years ago acarterw

They are sinfully good! I didn't even realize the parafin might look weird to those outside my family! haha. I have watched my grandmother make them that way for years and years, just an old fashioned habit I assume. Let me know how they turn out if you make them!


almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

You had me at bourbon. These look sinfully good! I had wondered about the parafin, too.


almost 5 years ago acarterw

This is my grandmother's recipe and she does put paraffin in the chocolate, you really don't need it. I am going to omit it from the recipe because it is a bit old fashioned :) Thanks for raising the question!


almost 5 years ago ellenl

Is this an error? Do you really put parafin in these or should it be something else?