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Kentucky Colonels

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (No Substitute)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Pound, sifted (1 Box)
  Evaporated milk/Heavy cream 1 Tablespoon
  Bourbon 2 Tablespoon
  Semisweet chocolate square 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Hot water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pecan halves 42
Directions

Cream butter until light and fluffy, slowly blend in sugar and evaporated milk, and beat until smooth.
Scoop up by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls, shape into balls and arrange 1 1/2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
With little finger, make deep dents in tops of balls and, using an eyedropper, add a few drops bourbon; pinch tops to seal.
Chill 1/2 hour.
Melt chocolate bits in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, add water a little at a time and beat until smooth.
Keeping chocolate warm over hot water so it doesn't harden, spoon over balls, coating evenly.
Top each ball with a pecan.
Chill 2-3 hours before serving.
Store airtight in refrigerator or other cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes
Servings: 
42

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