Little bites of bourbon can’t be anything but a welcome treat during a sad time—no one has to know you are having a little nip. My version of the candy classic tastes just enough of delicious bourbon without it feeling like you’ve done a shot when you pop it in your mouth. A little sorghum syrup brings out the earthiness of the pecans and bourbon. For a true indulgence, I like to dip these in milk chocolate, but you can use bittersweet for a more sophisticated edge, or a combo of both.
— Perre Coleman Magness
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Excerpted from The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Foods with a Twist by Perre Coleman Magness. Published by The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company. Copyright © 2018 Perre Coleman Magness.