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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Kentucky Bourbon Balls Recipe

These Kentucky Chocolate Bourbon Balls are made by dipping a bourbon-infused buttercream center in dark chocolate! Top with a pecan to make them party-perfect.
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon balls
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 40 balls
Calories 134kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Kentucky bourbon measure in dry measuring cup
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 40 whole pecans


  • Sift powdered sugar.
  • Combine butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in electric mixer on medium speed until it is fully combined.
  • Add salt and bourbon and mix until combined. Place mixing bowl in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  • Place baking sheet in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave for up to 3 minutes at 50% power. Stir every 30 seconds until fully melted.
  • Use dipping fork or toothpick to dip frozen balls in chocolate. Place each on parchment paper and top with a pecan.


  • Keep the chocolate warm and smooth. Add 1-2 more tablespoons of coconut oil or rewarm in microwave at 50% power as needed.
  • The butter should be cold or room temperature, not warm.
  • Measure the bourbon in a dry measuring cup.
  • Watch our video to see how we make them!


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 134kcal