Hollywood Oscars Will Feature 'Taste' of Kentucky

Feb 13, 2013

When the Academy Awards are presented in Los Angeles later this month, actress Jennifer Lawrence won't be the only Kentucky connection: Robyn Stuart of Frankfort is making candy for the Oscar Gifting Lounge--3,500 bourbon balls to be exact. 

Stuart says she got her start watching her mom make bourbon balls around the holidays. 

"That was her way of saying 'thanks' and so she gave them to the garbage man, the mail man, everybody she wanted to say thank you to," says Stuart.

Stuart has since expanded the recipe to include over 60 different varieties. 

She's been making candy for the Oscars ever since some people from Los Angeles tasted the candy in their hotel room while attending the Kentucky Derby a few years ago. 

Stuart makes 10,000 to 15,000 bourbon balls each year for the Derby.