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kentucky colonels

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

Make these at the holiday's. Just a little different than my other cookie/candy balls.

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For kentucky colonels

  • 8 oz
    butter, softened
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    bourbon whiskey
  • 2 c
    pecans, finely chopped
  • 14 oz
    semi-sweet baking chocolate

How To Make kentucky colonels

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and 1 pound of the powdered sugar with mixer on high speed. Add the bourbon, the remaining sugar ad the nuts and mix well.
  • 2
    Chill in refrigerator until firm enough to handle, about 2 hours.
  • 3
    Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler and then allow to cool to room temperature.
  • 4
    Form rounded teaspoons of the nut mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.
  • 5
    Dip balls in into the melted chocolate 2 at a time. Using 2 forks, turn the candy, coating completely with the chocolate. Tap fork to eliminate excess chocolate, then place on on the wax paper.
  • 6
    continue with remaining candies. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator until firm enough to handle. Pace in a tightly sealed container and allow to age several days before serving. Will keep refrigerated for several weeks if they last that long.

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