PECAN PIE BALLS

PECAN PIE BALLS - All Recipes

Best served with a hot coffee or cocoa, these balls of delicious goodness are a treat for yourself, family and loved ones.

Look, you deserve to be happy. You deserve to have joy in your mouth and happiness in your stomach, and what better way to achieve this than with a pecan pie. I honestly haven’t tasted many better culinary wonders and I’m sure you haven’t either. You, your family, friends, loved ones, neighbors… in fact, everybody is in for a treat when you serve them a pecan pie ball. This dangerously delicious treats are also really healthy and great for anyone on “portion-control.”
Come learn how to give yourself a divine feel with less stress and little cost.

Preparation time: 3-4 hours
Yield: 24 pie balls

What you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and chopped
1 cup graham crackers, crushed 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup bourbon or brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces dark or white chocolate

How to Prepare:

Step 1: Add graham crackers, pecans, brown sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir well unti the contents are well mixed.
Step 2: Add bourbon (or brandy), maple syrup and vanilla to the mix from step 1 and resume stirring until all the contents mix well
Step 3: Using your hands, form small balls from the mixture and then place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 4: Place the cookie sheet with contents in a freezer and leave to chill for about 2 hours. Take it out afterwards
Step 5: Place the chocolate inside a microwave until it melts completely under medium heat
Step 6: Dip each ball in the melted chocolate and then place each chocolate engulfed ball on another cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you like, sprinkle a little salt over the balls for extra flavor
Step 7: Place the chocolate-dipped balls in the freezer and allow it to chill for about an hour. Take them out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving

Variations:
The alcohol gives a great kick, but isn’t suitable for kids. Besides, some people don’t like the taste of alcohol. In this case, you could use almond extract or rum non-alcohol flavoring to make a non-alcoholic version of this recipe.
Vanilla wafers or Oreos could be sued to substitute the graham crackers

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