Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

I must admit, I love these and can eat an entire box. We purchased these at Rebecca Ruth Candy and I loved them. I mean the combination of chocolate, nuts and bourbon, well who would not like them. I love the smell. Gage asked if they would make you drunk and be careful eating them while driving mom, you might get a DUI. I had to explain the entire concept of cooking with alcohol to him. Anyhoo, we all love them, and I ALWAYS pick these up when down around that area but you can get them at http://www.rebeccaruth.com/. Try some! By the way, we toured her factory while there, it was great. If ever in Frankfort, Ky, go by and pay them a visit.

Anyway, I have been so craving these and wanting to make these. I know when I do make these, I will probably eat these for 3 meals a day and even in between. I have been searching the web for good recipes for these, and I have come across this 1. This is the 1 I am going to make this weekend. I am posting this recipe from http://www.allrecipes.com/. I love this site and get many good recipes from here. I always read the reviews, and if the reviews are not good, I always pass on them.

This is the recipe they have that is rated the highest, and the 1 I have chosen to make.

1 cup chopped nuts
5 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
18 ounces semisweet chocolate

Place the nuts in a sealable jar. Pour the bourbon over the nuts. Seal and allow to soak overnight.
Mix the butter and sugar; fold in the soaked nuts. Form into 3/4" balls and refrigerate overnight. 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.

Make for sure you use the best bourbon you can get. I have also read that crushing the nuts and soaking in bourbon in the refrigerator for about 24 hours prior to making this candy makes the bourbon taste really pop.
I hope you enjoy these.

P.S. I love these so much, knowing I could not get to Frankfort soon or even Mt. Sterling. I contemplated when the delivery guys brings my mom's trusses for her house she is building that since they are located in Mt. Sterling, he could pick me up a box of these. Do you think he would think I was crazy? Probably so.


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  1. I was born and raised in Frankfort (but now live in Alabama) It brought a smile to my face to see something from back home! Those are sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. YUM! Wow! :)

    Stopping by via the blog hop to check out your recipe.

  3. Stopping by to say Hello from the blog hop!


  4. Hi Teresa! Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog! I live at Mattie, near Blaine, in Lawrence County. Where do you all live? You have a beautiful home, and even more beautiful babies! God Bless!


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