recipe for Southern Bourbon Balls
Updated Dec. 2: Marjorie let me know this morning that she mistyped the amount of Eagle Brand milk this recipe calls from when transcribing it from her recipe card. The amount below is now correct.
Also, if you have a beloved Christmas or holiday recipe, feel free to email me I ‘d love to share it.
Champaign resident Marjorie Williams told me about this recipe at a party where I was eating a plate of excellent appetizers, and it made me hungry. It’s that kind. Here it is hope you’re able to enjoy it this holiday season.
I thought I’d post it now, in case any of you are like me and immediately want to start the holiday baking once you’ve washed the Thanksgiving pots and pans.
“These are more time consuming than the bourbon balls where all ingredients are rolled together, but they are worth the wait,” Marjorie said. “I usually take about three days (to make them), doing a step per day.”
Also, if you have a Christmas or other winter holiday recipe you’d like to share, I’m all for it. I had so much fun sharing everyone’s Thanksgiving recipes that I’d like to do something similar this month. Email me if you’d like to contribute.
Southern Bourbon Balls (from the kitchen of Marjorie Williams)
1 stick butter (softened)
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 can coconut (about 1 1/3 cup)
2 cups chopped nuts (I combine pecans and walnuts)
1/4 cup (at least) of Marker’s Mark Bourbon no substitutes here!
2 bags Ghirardelli chocolate chips
1 cake paraffin
Mix all ingredients and cool in refrigerator. When the ingredients are combined and cooled, the mixture should resemble very firm cookie dough. Roll into balls and freeze on cookie sheets.
Melt two chocolate chips with one cake of paraffin. (I use half semisweet and half dark chocolate, but you can use all semisweet if you prefer. If you cannot find the Ghirardelli chips, you can use the bars and measure the equivalent of a 12 ounce bag of chips about two cups. Any high quality chocolate will work.)
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