Pecan Pie Balls

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 24 balls

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)

The Cook

Camille Pohtilla Recipe
Lightly Salted
Houston, TX (pop. 2.1M)
CamilleKaye
Member Since Jan 2011
Camille's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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 course 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!

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user Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 2, 2011
Oh dear Lord above.... how can I not eat the whole plate! lol Thanks for sharing Camille..another yum, yum for my recipe box!
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Jan 2, 2011
OMG girl! WOWIE!!! I must try these!!! thanks so much
user Christy Lowrance Christy122390 - Jan 2, 2011
OMG .. I can not wait to make these! I have never heard of these before. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Camille!
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Jan 2, 2011
these sound wonderful!!! I need an excuse to make them before next thanksgiving! :) OH oh I got it...Easter and then I could shape them into egg shapes....oooooorrrr valentines day and could use heart molds...lol :) I knew I'd come up with some excuse!
user Camille Pohtilla CamilleKaye - Jan 2, 2011
I cant wait for everyone to try these! I am thinking valentines day would be a great occasion too. Actually, I put a few "pie balls" in the freezer so that my husband and I could enjoy at a later time. Before bed, I would turn down the sheets and place a pie ball on a china tea plate and placed it by his pillow. By the smile on his face, you would have thought I put a rack of ribs and a cold beer on the bed! LOL

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