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Maker's Mark Whisky Special Bourbon Balls

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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!
  Confectioners sugar 1 Pound
  Melted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Bourbon whisky 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Maker'S Mark)
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate chips 12 Ounce
  Paraffin 1 Ounce

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!

Recipe Summary

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Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Nut, Pecan
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.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 518 Calories from Fat 212

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g37.9%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.2 mg7.7%

Sodium 89.2 mg3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 56.4 g

Protein 2 g4.5%

Vitamin A 5.5% Vitamin C 0.21%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 1.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Maker's Mark Whisky Special Bourbon Balls Recipe Video