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
Makes about 60 confections.