Pecan Pie Balls

         There is no reason to tote a whole pie to parties, One pie likely would not be enough anyway. So here is a fantabulous idea. When you have a potluck, a picnic or a party coming up, make a batch or two of pecan pie balls.

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The same taste as a slice of pie, only in a smaller amount. These little pie balls are adorable and delicious! Heck, these will even be great for your holiday treat tray!

            This recipe is for another no bake treat. I keep telling you guys that I love to have recipes like this. The only differences between these and actual pecan pie?

These are covered in a chocolate coating and are easily carried around with you. I absolutely love these and so will you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Do these taste like Pecan Pie?

These absolutely do! They do have a chocolate covering on them that makes a slight difference. Rather than a regular pie crust, this recipe has graham crackers.

            Can I add bourbon for an adult party?

As you are mixing up the ingredients you could add a tsp or more to give the pecan pie balls a taste of bourbon. Just be sure the kids do not taste them.

            How do I store these?

They can sit in the refrigerator in a zippered bag for up to a month. In the freezer they can be stored for three months. Just be sure that it is an airtight container they are in.

What do you need to make Pecan Pie Balls

            1 cup graham cracker crumbs

            2 ½ cups pecan halves, finely chopped

            1 cup brown sugar

            1 tsp vanilla extract

            6 to 8 tbsp melted butter

            ½ cup pure maple syrup

            24 ounces chocolate almond bark

How to make Pecan Pie Balls

FIRST STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the graham crackers, brown sugar, maple syrup and the chopped pecans.

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Add only enough of the melted butter so the mix comes together and can be rolled into a ball without falling apart

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SECOND STEP:

Shape the mix into 1 inch sized balls and set on a tray lined with parchment paper

When all dough is rolled, set the tray into the refrigerator or the freezer for one hour

THIRD STEP:

Melt the almond bark according to package directions

FOURTH STEP:

Dip each one of the pecan pie balls into the melted chocolate and place back onto the parchment covered tray

Let sit until the chocolate hardens

Enjoy!

YUM!

Notes

I placed the pecans into a processor and pulsed them a few times. You want the pieces to be small.

You can save time by purchasing graham cracker crumbs. They are finely chopped

You could use white chocolate, or white almond bark.

If you do not have pure maple syrup, you can substitute Karo syrup

You can roll the balls in sprinkles or in graham cracker crumbs, or you can leave them plain. Let the Holidays guide you, or Football season! Team Colors!!

This recipe will make 3 to 4 dozen pecan pie balls, depending on the size you rolled.

This dessert will be the hit of your next potluck.

Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Pie Balls

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 ½ cups pecan halves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 24 ounces chocolate almond bark

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the graham crackers, brown sugar, maple syrup and the chopped pecans.

Add only enough of the melted butter so the mix comes together and can be rolled into a ball without falling apart

SECOND STEP:

Shape the mix into 1 inch sized balls and set on a tray lined with parchment paper

When all dough is rolled, set the tray into the refrigerator or the freezer for one hour

THIRD STEP:

Melt the almond bark according to package directions

FOURTH STEP:

Dip each one of the pecan pie balls into the melted chocolate and place back onto the parchment covered tray

Let sit until the chocolate hardens

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 260gSugar: 24gProtein: 12g