In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make delicious and seasonal Bourbon Balls, made from the recipe of Maker's Mark. I received this recipe when Rick and I went on a tour of Maker's Mark Distillery at Loretto, Kentucky. (If you are interested in the tour, please view my video, Bettys Trip to Maker's Mark Distillery with Rick.) I wanted to share this recipe with you, because it is a perfect candy to have on hand as the holiday season approaches. This candy freezes well, so you can make it early on, and have it ready for guests at a moments notice! I also like them when I have a taste for just a little something sweet. I actually like them better frozen!
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Maker'S Mark)
1 Cup (16 tbs)
Semi sweet chocolate chips
Soak nuts in Bourbon overnight. Combine all ingredients (except coating materials) and refrigerate until firm. Roll in small balls and dip in Bakers semi-sweet chocolate melted with paraffin. (I used a 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, mixed with 1 oz. paraffin in a double boiler. I then coated the Bourbon balls with the chocolate mixture, and placed them on waxed paper to set up. I placed a single half-pecan piece on the top of each piece of candy, and pressed it lightly while the coating was still hot. I let the finished Bourbon balls cool. You can use a refrigerator or freezer to speed up the process. Then I placed them in a candy dish for serving. These Bourbon balls are wonderful for serving during the holiday season; also, they make great gifts! Enjoy!!! --And "Thanks!" to Maker's Mark!
If you are looking for a spunky after-dinner treat, Betty's quick and easy version of Maker's Mark bourbon balls will please you palate. This sweet, smooth, creamy, no-bake confection is a Southern favorite that is likely to woo you with it's velvety richness. Tune into the video recipe to get making this sweet treats at home.