Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Balls Recipe

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When it comes to Bourbon Balls, our family always prepares the Kentucky wonders with crumbled cookies. And yes, I will be sharing that recipe closer to Kentucky Derby time. Post script Here’s Friends Drift Inn Cookie Crumb Bourbon Balls Recipe

Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Balls have a soft sweet bourbon infused gooey center and are bathed in chocolate. I see these more in restaurants than at down home gatherings, but when we are talking dark chocolate and bourbon does it really matter?

I think that is suitably decadent for Valentine’s Day.
Kentucky Colonels Candy Chocolate Bourbon and Pecans

Master Chef Albert Schmid’s Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook credits Mildred Evans Warren author of The Art of Southern Cooking with developing the original Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Ball recipe.

The Kentucky Colonel toast begins:

I give you a man dedicated to the good things of life. To the gentle, the heartfelt things. To good living and the kindly rites which it is surrounded.

And gentle readers, that so aptly describes my husband, Kentucky Colonel Charlie Pinson.

I love you Charlie! Cheers!

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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.