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Pecan Pie Balls

These no bake pecan pie balls are dipped in chocolate for an irresistible dessert that tastes just like a piece of pecan pie.

pecan pie ball with a bite taken out

This holiday sweet treat is always a hit!

These pecan pie balls are one of my favorite sweet treats to serve up for the holidays. They make a great dessert for any holiday party and are sure to be a hit at Christmas time.

This sweet dessert is made with a pecan pie filling, rolled into balls, then dipped in chocolate for a delicious crunch.

Some of our other favorite pecan recipes include pecan pie bars, pecan cream pie, and pecan pie brownies. Pecan pie lovers will go crazy for this delicious dessert!

pecan pie balls

Ingredients needed

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • finely chopped pecans
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • brown sugar and maple syrup
  • butter
  • dark chocolate melting wafers
ingredients needed to make pecan pie balls

How to make pecan pie balls

Step 1: Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt. Stir in the butter until combined.

Step 2: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls, then place onto the lined baking sheet. You should get around 30 pecan balls.

Step 3: Freeze the pecan balls for one hour.

Step 4: Melt the dark chocolate melting wafers, then dip each pecan pie ball into the melted chocolate, then place it back onto the baking sheet.

dipping a truffle in melted chocolate

Step 5: refrigerate the pecan truffles until set.

Why you’ll love these pecan pie balls

  • Holiday favorite: Everyone loves pecan pie for the holidays, and these individual bites of deliciousness are sure to be a hit!
  • Easy to make ahead: Make these ahead of time and serve them for your holiday party, or give as a gift!
  • Crunchy and sweet: This recipe has just the right amount of crunch and sweetness to satisfy any craving.
pecan pie balls in a bowl

These are best served thawed or at room temperature for that delicious gooey texture that is just like pecan pie. Anyone who loves pecans is going to go crazy for these truffles!

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How to Store

  • In the refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • In the freezer: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Allow the pecan balls to thaw several minutes at room temperature before eating.
holding a pecan ball with a bite taken out

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Serve these gooey pecan pie balls for your next holiday party and watch them disappear!

pecan pie ball with a bite taken out

Pecan Pie Balls

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These pecan pie balls are made with a gooey pecan filling and dipped in melted chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 15-20 oz dark chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

  1. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt
  2. Add in the butter until combined
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet (you should get around 30 balls)
  5. Freeze the pecan pie balls for one hour
  6. Melt the melting wafers. I started with 10 oz and ended up needing around 15 oz, or 1 ½ bags. 
  7. Dip each pecan truffle into the melted chocolate and place back on the baking sheet
  8. Refrigerate until set

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for 1-2 months. Allow the pecan balls to thaw before eating

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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Staci

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Would this taste any different if I cut the brown sugar in half?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

It would be less sweet

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