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Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls

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These chocolate covered confections are bite-sized, boozy, and no bake! Powdered sugar, butter and bourbon-soaked pecans are coated in dark chocolate for the ultimate holiday dessert for adults.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 30 to 36 balls


  • ¾ cup pecan halves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup quality bourbon
  • 30 pecan halves
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces dark chocolate melting wafers


  • In a small bowl, combine finely chopped pecans and bourbon and let soak for at least an hour, giving it a stir every now and then to make sure they're all coated.
  • Optional, but encouraged: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place pecan halves in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter on high speed until creamy and fluffier.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar and beat to completely combine.
  • Add your soaked pecans/bourbon mixture (you can include any residual liquid if desired, you may just need some extra powdered sugar if it's too soft) and mix on medium speed to combine.
  • Using a small cookie scoop (about 2 teaspoons), measure out balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour - if you're going to leave them overnight, cover with plastic wrap to prevent them from dying out.
  • In a double boiler over low heat, melt your chocolate until smooth and use a candy dipper (or toothpick or fork, whatever works best for you) to coat each ball completely. Place back on parchment lined baking sheet, immediately top with a pecan half, and let set.
  • Once set, serve and enjoy!


Store in an airtight container in a cool room or in the fridge.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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