Prep 3 hrs
Cook 1 hr
I make these during Christmas time to give as gifts. Candy and Liquor, two of my favorite things.
- 1 1⁄2 cups finely chopped pecans
- 1⁄4 cup Bourbon
- 1⁄2 cup margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 lbs confectioners' sugar, plus
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chocolate-flavored candy coating, melted
- Soak pecans in bourbon 3 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.
- In a large mixer bowl, beat margarine, vanilla and salt until fluffy.
- Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, then pecan mixture and confectioners sugar until well blended.
- Shape into 1 inch balls.
- Place on baking sheets.
- Chill until firm.
- With fork or wooden pick, dip each into warm candy coating; let excess coating drip off.
- Place on wax paper lined baking sheets; let stand until firm.
- Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
I love these..I made them for christmas as gifts and again in January, I wish I could say that I shared most of the second batch, but I can't :)...Thank you for sharing this recipe.
These taste grate I followed the recipe to the letter however they are really soft I donâ€™t know it they needed more powdered sugar or what. They were so soft that I put them in the freezer before dipping them yet they were still too soft to insert a toothpick and dunk them in chocolate. So I gave them a chocolate cap left them in the fringe. They taste liquor wicked sweet. I just wanted to add that I ended popping the chocolate caps off and rolling them in chocolate sprinkles worked great and it looks great too.
love this recipe, we made these last christmas and got a great response. this is now a christmas tradition. i'm making these for the office party as well. thanx for sharing!