Camille's StoryThe 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.
2 1/2 c
pecans, toasted and chopped
graham crackers, crushed
brown sugar, firmly packed
bourbon, brandy or spiced rum
dark chocolate bark
coarse sea salt (optional)
1Combine first four ingredients in large bowl. Add maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla. Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
2Form 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.
3Melt 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.
4Optional: Sprinkle a few grains of course sea salt on balls before the chocolate sets.
5These freeze well. Take out of freezer and let sit for 15 minutes. They are also good frozen!