Sugar Lopez sugarsyl71 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 15 14:45:20 EDT 2017


The yummiest part of a Pecan Pie with a little kick! I made these for
Thanksgiving and several holiday parties. They were a huge hit with all.
Especially, for my healthy "portion controlled" friends! They liked the fact
that they could have one pie ball instead of being served one slice of pie
and only eating a small portion of it. A lot of people have asked about a
non alcoholic version: try almond extract if you do not like the taste of
alcohol. You can also use a rum non alcohol flavoring. Add a little water to
equal liquid amount. Vanilla wafers can be subbed for graham crackers.

Serves: 24 balls


2 1/2 c pecans, toasted and chopped

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

1 c brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 tsp 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 vanilla

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

1 tsp coarse 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.


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!


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There is speaking grace. Colossians 4:6 says, "Let your speech be always
with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer
every man."

~Blessings, Sugar


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