Chocolate Chip and Pecan Bourbon Bites

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Bourbon Bites

Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Mini-bites for Holiday Entertaining
Kentucky Derby Party Week

Jake my nephew is a good kid. When his teacher asked him to name the three major holidays he never hesitated…. “Christmas, Easter and Kentucky Derby Day.”

I love that boy!

Jake is not a big fan of sweets. When it comes to a thick rich chocolate nutty pie with a hint of bourbon, he just turns up his nose. Even Tammy’s Honey Bourbon Nut Pie does not tempt him.

These Chocolate Chip and Pecan Bourbon Bites are a lighter offering, paired up with fresh strawberries and grapes. When I am doing this with kids in mind, I do not soak the pecans in bourbon the night before. But if it’s an all adult party, I always do.

Without the soak, these have the ever so subtle hint of Bourbon. I like Blantons Bourbon for this recipe. It’s flavor suggests almond toffee. (Just in case you were wondering, Blantons is a good straight sipping bourbon. )

Your guests, young and old, will enjoy these. Get in the kitchen, and saddle up!

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About Joyce

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.