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Bourbon Balls

These are smoother if you make them a few days ahead, but it takes willpower to wait. Good luck with that.

1 stick butter
1 to 2 boxes powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
4 tablespoons (1/4 c) bourbon
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
4 oz bitter chocolate

One day ahead: Cream the butter and the sugar. Add the chopped pecans, mixing well. Add the bourbon and quickly shape into balls using about 1 teaspoon of the mixture for each ball. Add enough sugar that the mixture is stiff enough to form the balls. Freeze overnight.

Next day: Melt both the chocolates in a double boiler until the chocolate has a smooth consistency. Dip the chilled bourbon balls into the chocolate. Place the candy on waxed paper in the refrigerator to harden.

You can also roll these in cocoa powder instead of coating them with chocolate, but they aren’t as pretty.