Pecan Pie Balls

Camille Pohtilla Recipe

By Camille Pohtilla CamilleKaye

24 balls
Stove Top

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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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...


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 coarse 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
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Shyla Lafaele Shyla21
Jul 24, 2015
Is there something I can substitute for the alcohol? I was going to make these for my kids to enjoy as well as adults.
Dolores Wachowski deepro29
Jul 15, 2015
Use almond extract instead of the alcohol, great taste. Also for those who don't like graham crackers ....I substitute with oreo cookies cream centers and all, just crush and it works great. Use the small snack size oreos as they are easier to crush. Enjoy.
Tonya H Fonziesmomma
Jul 15, 2015
These look amazing. i want to make them for work what can I use in place of the alcohol?
Sherri Kol SLK49
Jul 14, 2015
I don't care for the taste of alcohol at all. Can something be substituted?
S DeBurst cjsmamaNikki
Jul 14, 2015
Yes! Yess!! YESSSS!!! Sounds decadent and delightful! Will try!