Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Total Time
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 1 hr

I make these during Christmas time to give as gifts. Candy and Liquor, two of my favorite things.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak pecans in bourbon 3 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, beat margarine, vanilla and salt until fluffy.
  3. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, then pecan mixture and confectioners sugar until well blended.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place on baking sheets.
  6. Chill until firm.
  7. With fork or wooden pick, dip each into warm candy coating; let excess coating drip off.
  8. Place on wax paper lined baking sheets; let stand until firm.
  9. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

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.

MsPam January 24, 2009

These taste grate I followed the recipe to the letter however they are really soft I don’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.

LB in Middle Georgia December 18, 2007

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!

deb8489 December 18, 2004

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