Camille Pohtilla Recipe

Pecan Pie Balls

By Camille Pohtilla CamilleKaye

Recipe Rating:
24 balls

Camille's Story

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.


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.
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.
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.
Optional: Sprinkle a few grains of course sea salt on balls before the chocolate sets.
These freeze well. Take out of freezer and let sit for 15 minutes. They are also good frozen!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Leila Rockwell leilaroc
Jan 12, 2015
I couldn't pass these up and will be pinching them and adding to my candy file. I know they will be delicious and so different from any other candy recipes that I have. Thank you for sharing.
Anton Visser grill_man
Dec 4, 2014
Wow, I just tried one of these and they are very tasty. It is going to be a struggle not to eat about 20 of them in one sitting.
Elizabeth Holt TnLizzie
Nov 30, 2014
According to Lisa Chapman's link, you can substitute the alcohol:
1/4 cup bourbon = 1/4 cup apple juice plus 1 tsp vanilla extract

I will try these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Jennifer Abney Jennifer_Abney
Nov 27, 2014
I made this today for my family for thanksgiving dinner! They were gone! I did have to add more liquid!
Susan Hearn Susan_Hearn
Nov 26, 2014
This recipe sounds awesome but I want to make these for children of all ages. Is there something I can use besides liquor?