DESSERT

Pecan Pie Balls

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Ingredients

2 1/2 cpecans, toasted and chopped
1 cgraham crackers, crushed (vanilla wafers, Oreos can be subbed if you do not like graham crackers)
1 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tspsalt (if you can not handle the sodium, don’t use it!)
2 Tbspmaple syrup
1/4 cbourbon, brandy or spiced rum. non alcoholic version: use almond extract, rum extract, or any other that may suit your taste. add a little water/juice to equal the liquid amount.
1 tspvanilla
7 ozdark chocolate bark. If you prefer white chocolate…go for it!
1 tspcoarse sea salt (optional)

How to Make Pecan Pie Balls

1Combine first four ingredients in large bowl. Add maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla. Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Almond extract can be subbed for non-alcohol version… add water to equal liquid amount. You can also try non-alcohol rum flavoring.

2Form 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. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 2 hrs.

Tip: After all balls are made, roll balls again with slightly water damped hands. This will make balls smooth before dipping in chocolate.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cpecans, toasted and chopped
1 cgraham crackers, crushed (vanilla wafers, Oreos can be subbed if you do not like graham crackers)
1 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tspsalt (if you can not handle the sodium, don’t use it!)
2 Tbspmaple syrup
1/4 cbourbon, brandy or spiced rum. non alcoholic version: use almond extract, rum extract, or any other that may suit your taste. add a little water/juice to equal the liquid amount.
1 tspvanilla
7 ozdark chocolate bark. If you prefer white chocolate…go for it!
1 tspcoarse sea salt (optional)

How to Make Pecan Pie Balls

1Combine first four ingredients in large bowl. Add maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla. Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Almond extract can be subbed for non-alcohol version… add water to equal liquid amount. You can also try non-alcohol rum flavoring.

2Form 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. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 2 hrs.

Tip: After all balls are made, roll balls again with slightly water damped hands. This will make balls smooth before dipping in chocolate.

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