dessert

Bourbon Balls

A delectable Southern treat, this bite-sized dessert is made with McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, pecans, confectioners’ sugar and bourbon. Dip frozen balls in melted dark chocolate and top with a pecan half for a pretty presentation.

45m
PREP TIME
290
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS

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Ingredients 18 (2 bourbon ball) Servings

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 packages (4 ounces each) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 36 pecan halves, (about 1/2 cup)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Beat butter and confectioners’ sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in pecans, vanilla and bourbon. Using a 1/2-tablespoon (1/4-ounce scoop), scoop out balls. Place on parchment paper-lined tray.
  • 2 Freeze 15 minutes or until firm. Roll into smooth balls. Store in freezer until ready to dip into chocolate.
  • 3 Melt chocolate as directed on package. Remove 12 bourbon balls from freezer. Using a toothpick or fork, dip each ball into melted chocolate then immediately top with a pecan half. Place on parchment paper-lined tray. Freeze 5 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Repeat dipping with remaining bourbon balls. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  • 4 Serve bourbon balls at room temperature.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

(per Serving)