Bourbon Balls

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Makes 24
 

3 tablespoons bourbon

1/2 lb confectioners sugar (about a little less than 2 cups, 1 lb is equal to 3 ¾ cups)

1/4 cup butter, softened 
8 ounces dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

1 Mix the sugar, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Add bourbon.

2 Roll mixture into marble sized balls. Chill.

3. Quick temper chocolate but placing chocolate chips and shortening in a glass measuring cup. Heat a bowl of water until until warm. Set measuring cup in bowl or warm water. Stir chocolate until it melts. Dip balls in chocolate. Allow to set.
Variations
 
Add 1/2 teaspoons vanilla to creamy mixture
or 
Add 2 teaspoons honey to creamy mixture
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