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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

  • 1 1/2 c finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c bourbon
  • 1/2 c margarine, softened
  • 1 tb vanilla
  • 1 ts salt
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 pounds confectioner's sugar, plus 2 c confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds chocolate-flavored candy coating, melted

Soak pecans in bourbon 3 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. In large mixer bowl, beat margarine, vanilla and salt until fluffy; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk then pecan mixture and confectioner's sugar until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheets. Chill until firm. With fork or wooden pick, dip each ball into warm candy coating; let excess coating drip off. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.

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