Southern Bourbon Balls
- 25 min (excluding cooling time)
- Cook Time: --
- Total Time: 25 min
- Yield: 20 balls
Topped with smooth and silky chocolate frosting and a sprinkling of toasted pecans for an added crunch, these Southern Bourbon Balls make the perfect host or hostess gift.
PROCESS cookies, cacao powder, cinnamon and pecans in a food processor until a fine meal is formed.
ADD bourbon and 1/4 cup melted frosting and process until you can form a ball using your hands. If not sticky enough, melt 1 additional tablespoon of chocolate frosting and blend again.
FORM balls of about 1 tablespoon using your hands.
REFRIGERATE for 30 minutes.
LINE a baking dish or large plate with parchment paper, set aside.
MELT dark chocolate over a double boiler. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate.
SHAKE off the excess and arrange on prepared parchment-line dish.
GARNISH with chopped pecans.
TRANSFER baking dish to the fridge to set.
Alternative coating: Instead of dipping each ball into melted chocolate, you can also roll them in cacao powder.
Toasting pecans: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Arrange pecans on a baking dish and bake for 5 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool for 10 minutes before using in the recipe.