Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

KY Piano Teacher 11

"Try this smooth, delicious, and authentic Kentucky bourbon ball candy."


16 h 30 m servings 252 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the nuts in a sealable jar. Pour the bourbon over the nuts. Seal and allow to soak overnight.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar; fold in the soaked nuts. Form into 3/4" balls and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Line a tray with waxed paper. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Roll the balls in the melted chocolate to coat; arrange on the prepared tray. Store in refrigerator until serving.
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  1. 101 Ratings


This is how I fixed them. The only thing is I roll them out and put tooth picks in them then freeze for an hour or so until very hard. Then I just peel them off the paper and dip in the chocol...

Trust me. This is the bourbon ball recipe. Make sure to buy quality Kentucky bourbon. Half the fun is sipping away while making them! I know many other recipes like to use corn syrups and su...

I solve the melting problem by forming the balls, placing them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and chilling them in the freezer for a few minutes before I dip them in the chocolate. The...

I've used this same recipe for over twenty years, and it's by far the best and most reliable. The only things I'd add is to melt a half-stick of paraffin with the chocolate so that the chocol...

This is very similar the bourbon ball my grannie made for Christmas while I was growing up in Kentucky. A good bottle of fine Kentucky bourbon is a must to make great bourbon balls. I made a ba...

very good, this is the recipe I have always used. Just a note for those who aren't aware...the longer these sit, the stronger they get

I made these for Christmas because they are one of my Dad's favorites!! I added a bit more bourbon; that's the way daddy likes them!!

These were great! I used Maker's Mark, and glad I did--delicious, and the entire family agrees! This goes on my list of must-make holiday treats!

Used pecans (none on top) and followed recipe, adding only a tad more bourbon when mixing the butter and everything together. MUST be served at room temp to appreciate flavors and texture. Nev...