Kentucky bourbon balls

Yield: 15 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Finely chopped pecans
¼ cup Bourbon
½ cup Margarine, softened
1 tablespoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Salt
14 ounces Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed milk
2 pounds Confectioner's sugar, plus
2 cups Confectioner's sugar
1½ 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. *Also called confectioner's or summer coating.

Typed by R. Thompson 12-96 From: Simply Delicious Desserts with Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

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