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Bourbon Cream's Candy Recipe


Bourbon Cream's Candy                   

1 cup finely chopped or ground pecans
1 ounce bourbon
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels or preferred chocolate
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

Combine chopped pecans with bourbon and set aside for 15 minutes.
Cream sugar and butter. Add pecan/bourbon mixture and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until well-chilled.
Melt chocolate and shortening in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Using a wooden pick inserted into a ball, dip into melted chocolate, coating well. Place on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 60 confections.

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