These Kentucky Bourbon Balls are creamy and loaded with flavor. They’re made with coconut, pecans, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Oh, and if that’s not enough to make them delicious, let’s not forget the bourbon. It’s such a compliment to the sweetness and chocolate. They are creamy and delicious and get better the longer they’re stored in an airtight container. This recipe makes a large batch and they are excellent for gift giving!
I’ve been making these Bourbon balls since I was a kid when my twin sister’s best friend Rita gave us some for Christmas. I had never before had bourbon balls and didn’t think I would like them. Boy was I wrong! There’s only 1/4 cup of bourbon in the recipe, and it’s the perfect amount. The longer you store the bourbon balls, the more the bourbon flavor shines through. Therefore, if you’re tempted to add more bourbon, be careful not to add too much.
Funny thing…I was recently looking at some very old candy recipes and came across a recipe for Martha Washington Candy. I was shocked when the ingredients were almost identical to the Bourbon ball recipe, with the exception of the bourbon. I’ve never tasted Martha Washington Candy but if you have, you’ll already know what these yummy balls taste like. Just add the bourbon.