Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Bangin' Bourbon Balls Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Bangin' Bourbon Balls

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    9 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    9 hrs

    Redneck Epicurean's Note:

    Christmas gifts from me are usually centered around something I know someone likes or will like. Of course, using whiskey/bourbon in anything is something that all Kentuckians know about. These little suckers can either be made with a smooth bourbon such as Maker's Mark or a kickin whiskey like Jim Beam. Either way, they are a must for our holiday cheer. And the more you eat, the more you want. The nine hours cook time is actually chill time and the yield depends on how much fondant you use for each ball.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    lg. tins

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 lb powdered sugar (sifting not necessary)
    • 1 1/2-2 cups pecan halves
    • 1 dash salt
    • 16 ounces dipping chocolate
    • 6 tablespoons Bourbon (more or less to taste, see note) or 6 tablespoons whiskey (more or less to taste, see note)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cream the butter and sugar to form a fondant.
    2. 2
      Add the dash of salt and whiskey to taste (NOTE: there is a difference between bourbon and whiskey. Makers Mark is a wonderful bourbon. Jim, Jack, etc. are great whiskey. I prefer Jim for this recipe. The difference is the distilling process. If you want to know more about the difference, check out the Maker's Mark website.) Mix well.
    3. 3
      Roll a tablespoon of fondant around 1 pecan half. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate 8 hours or until firm.
    4. 4
      Melt chocolate and cool until easily handled.
    5. 5
      Dip the balls, letting the excess drip off. Place back on the waxed paper.
    6. 6
      Chill 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container either in a very cool place or the refrigerator.

    Browse Our Top Candy Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2006

      55

      Whew! I made these for a few select friends as Christmas gifts and included in a basket with other goodies- every single person called and didn't even mention any of the other tasty treats, but they immediately begged for more of these. Unfortunately, I had eaten them all myself. When I was about 8 months pregnant we toured the Maker's Mark distillery and at the end of the tour they gave out samples of their Maker's Mark candy. I was instantly addicted- chocolate, bourbon and pecans, my greatest loves. These are a very good facsimile. I did end up freezing before dipping- the refrigerated centers began to melt immediately upon hitting the chocolte. Delicious!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Bangin' Bourbon Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (799 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3850.4
     
    Calories from Fat 1794
    46%
    Total Fat 199.3 g
    306%
    Saturated Fat 67.5 g
    337%
    Cholesterol 244.0 mg
    81%
    Sodium 814.1 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 472.4 g
    157%
    Dietary Fiber 14.2 g
    57%
    Sugars 450.0 g
    1800%
    Protein 14.5 g
    29%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dipping chocolate

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites