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.
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!
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.
Why we love this pecan pie balls recipe
No-bake recipe that is quick and easy to make.
Delicious dessert that is has the same sweet and nutty flavors as your favorite slice.
It’s the best part of pecan pie rolled into one perfectly portioned, handheld taste.
Portable, on-the-go treat.
Perfect for parties, tailgating, holiday dessert platters, Christmas parties and homemade edible gifts.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Melt the almond bark according to package directions
- 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