Pecan Pie Chocolate Balls – Perfect for The Holidays!


2 1/2 c Fisher pecans, toasted and chopped

1 c Keebler graham crackers, crushed (vanilla wafers, Oreos can be subbed if you do not like graham crackers)

1 c Domino brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 tsp Morton salt (if you can not handle the sodium, don’t use it!)

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 c bourbon, 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 tsp McCormick vanilla

7 oz dark chocolate bark. if you prefer white chocolate…go for it!

1 tsp coarse Morton sea salt (optional)


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. Almond extract can be subbed for non alcohol version…add water to equal liquid amount. You can also try non alcohol rum flavoring.

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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!