Betty's Chocolate Bourbon Balls -- Thanksgiving

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Nov. 25, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Chocolate Bourbon Balls. These delightful dark chocolate-dipped candies contain Maker's Mark Whisky and more chocolate! This recipe is from Maker's Mark, except for the addition of chocolate on the inside.


Confectioners sugar 1/2 Pound (powdered sugar or icing sugar)
Cocoa powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Melted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 stick)
Bourbon whiskey 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Maker's Mark)
Chopped pecans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For coating
Semisweet chocolate morsels 6 Ounce , melted with paraffin or vegetable oil
Pecan halves 2 Tablespoon (as needed)



1. In a bowl, combine sugar and cocoa powder. Mix well and add melted butter, whiskey, and pecans. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

2. Roll mixture into small balls and place on silicone pad.

3. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and top each with a pecan half. Press lightly while the chocolate is still hot. Pop in refrigerator or freezer to set.


4. Serve and enjoy!


These can be great holiday/Christmas gift.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 316Calories from Fat 147

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3 mg0.13%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet