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Pecan Pie Balls


2 1/2 c nuts, toasted and chopped 1 c graham crackers, crushed (vanilla wafers, Oreos can be subbed if you don’t like graham crackers)
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon salt (if you can’t handle sodium, don’t use it!)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 c bourbon, brandy or spiced rum. non-alcoholic version: use almond extract, rum extract, or any other that suits your taste. add a little water/juice to equal the amount of liquid.
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 ounces of dark chocolate bark. If you prefer white chocolate… go for it!
1 teaspoon of coarse sea salt (optional)


  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add maple syrup, bourbon and vanilla.
  3. 3. Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed. The almond extract can be replaced with a non-alcoholic version… add water in an equal amount of liquid. You can also try the non-alcoholic rum flavoring.
  4. Form balls with one tablespoon of the mixture.
  5. 5. Roll with your hands to form the balls.
  6. 6. Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 7. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 2 hours. Tip: After all the balls are done, roll the balls again with your hands slightly moistened in water. This will soften the balls before dipping them in the chocolate.
  7. 7. Melt the chocolate crust in a double boiler or in the microwave according to the instructions on the package.
  8. 8. Dip the frozen balls into the chocolate.
  9. Then place them on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Optional: Sprinkle a few grains of coarse sea salt over the balls before the chocolate hardens.
  11. These freeze well. Remove them from the freezer and let them rest for 15 minutes. They are also well frozen!
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