Bourbon Bonbons

Course : Chocolate
Serves: 36
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter -- softened
1/3 cup plus
2 teaspoons bourbon
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
7 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 packages semisweet chocolate morsels -- (12-ounce)
3 tablespoons shortening
 

Preparation / Directions:

Combine butter, bourbon, and milk; add sugar, and knead until mixture is blended and does not stick to hands. Knead in pecans. Refrigerate 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls; freeze. Combine chocolate morsels and shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts. Dip each ball of candy into chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper to cool. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 6 dozen. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Combine butter, bourbon, and milk; add sugar, and knead until mixture is blended and does not stick to hands. Knead in pecans. Refrigerate 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls; freeze. Combine chocolate morsels and shortening in a 1-1/2-quart bowl; microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) for 5 to 6 minutes or until chocolate is softened; stir well. Dip each ball of candy into chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper to cool. Store in refrigerator.


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