Pecan Balls

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Easy Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Balls - dangerously delicious!! I could eat the whole batch! Great for parties, tailgating and homemade gifts! Pecans, graham crackers, brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, vanilla and chocolate candy coating. Can add bourbon to the pecan mixture for a boozy treat. A MUST for your holiday cookie tray! #candy #pecans  #dessert
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No-Bake Pecan Balls

Now that we got Thanksgiving out of the way we can move on to Christmas! These Pecan Pie Balls are a MUST for your holiday cookie tray. These things are SOOOO good! They taste just like pecan pie. The chocolate candy coating really puts these Pecan Balls over the top!

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How to Make Maple Pecan Balls

The Pecan Pie Balls are very easy to make. Start with chopping the pecans. I put my pecans in a food processor and pulsed them a couple of times. You want the pecans in very small pieces.

Once you have the pecans chopped, mix the pecans with some graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla. Form the pecan mixture into balls and place them in the freezer. Freezing the balls will make them easier to dip in the chocolate.

If you want to make Bourbon Pecan Balls, swap some of the maple syrup for bourbon.

For the chocolate coating, I used chocolate almond bark. Feel free to swap the almond bark for melted chocolate chips or chocolate bars. You can also dip the Pecan Balls in white almond bark or melted white chocolate.

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Chocolate Coated Pecan Balls

These Pecan Balls were a huge hit at our house. I shared some with friends, and everyone LOVED them! These are great for holiday parties and cookie trays. They also make great homemade gifts for teachers, co-workers, bus drivers, and friends. Package the Pecan Balls in a cute box or in some cellophane bags for an easy and delicious gift!

We all know you can't have just one dessert at the holidays. Here are a few of our other favorite sweet treats for the holidays:






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Yield: approximately 36 balls

Pecan Balls Recipe

prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 mins total time: 40 mins
Pecan Pie Balls - dangerously delicious!! I could eat the whole batch! Great for parties, tailgating, and homemade gifts! Pecans, graham crackers, brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and chocolate candy coating. Can add bourbon to the pecan mixture for a boozy treat. A MUST for your holiday cookie tray! #candy #pecans  #dessert

ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 (24-oz) package chocolate almond bark

instructions:

  1. Combine chopped pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and melted butter.
  2. Shape pecan mixture into 1-inch balls.
  3. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator or freezer for an hour.
  4. Melt almond bark according to package directions.
  5. Remove balls from refrigerator and dip into the chocolate almond bark.
  6. Place dipped balls on parchment or wax paper and let sit until set.

NOTES:

Can substitute melted chocolate chips or chocolate bar for almond bark.
Can store dipped pecan balls at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


MORE DESSERT RECIPES:
Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coconut Cake
Cake Mix Toffee Bars
Coconut Pecan Chess Pie


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6 comments

  1. Can you freeze these and if so, how good will they keep for? They will make nice neighbor and secret Santa gifts!

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    1. Sure! I would freeze the balls undipped and dip them when you are ready to give them away. You can dip them in the chocolate candy coating frozen.

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  2. Great, thank you! I can't wait to make them!

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  3. Any suggestions as to how much bourbon to exchange for the maple syrup?

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  4. Wonder how these would taste rolled in powdered sugar instead of covered in chocolate? I already have so many cookies that have chocolate on them.

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