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Bourbon Creme Confections

No recipe image available.Spirited chocolate-covered bourbon pecan bonbons.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped or ground pecans
1 ounce bourbon
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels or preferred chocolate
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine chopped pecans with bourbon and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Cream sugar and butter. Add pecan/bourbon mixture and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until well-chilled.
  3. Melt chocolate and shortening in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Using a wooden pick inserted into a ball, dip into melted chocolate, coating well. Place on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 5 dozen confections.