Camille Pohtilla Recipe

Pecan Pie Balls

By Camille Pohtilla CamilleKaye


Rating:
Serves:
24 balls
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

The yummiest part of a Pecan Pie with a little kick!

I made these for Thanksgiving and several holiday parties. They were a huge hit with all. Especially, for my healthy "portion controlled" friends! They liked the fact that they could have one pie ball instead of being served one slice of pie and only eating a small portion of it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh these were a hit in the Test Kitchen! These are just like bite-sized pecan pies. Since they are small, you won't feel guilty when you take two or three. If you can stop there...

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
pecans, toasted and chopped
1 c
graham crackers, crushed
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
maple syrup
1/4 c
bourbon, brandy or spiced rum
1 tsp
vanilla
7 oz
dark chocolate bark
1 tsp
coarse sea salt (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine first four ingredients in large bowl. Add maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla. Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
2
Form balls by scooping a tablespoon size amount of mixture and rolling in hands to form balls. Place balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Tip: After all balls are made, roll balls again with slightly water damped hands. This will make balls smooth before dipping in chocolate.
Place balls on cookie sheet in freezer for 2 hrs.
3
Melt chocolate bark in a double boiler or microwave per directions on package.
Dip frozen balls into chocolate, then place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
4
Optional: Sprinkle a few grains of coarse sea salt on balls before the chocolate sets.
5
These freeze well. Take out of freezer and let sit for 15 minutes. They are also good frozen!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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59 Comments

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Camille Pohtilla CamilleKaye
May 8, 2015
Thank you for all of the nice comments!
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Leila Rockwell leilaroc
May 6, 2015
Congratulations Camille on your recipe and the Blue Ribbon.
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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
May 5, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS on winning your first blue ribbon♄
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Bob Cooney - Shaklee Distributor firemanbob59
Apr 28, 2015
Congratulations.... :)
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Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Apr 28, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS CAMILLE!!!