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Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Pie Balls

Every time I find myself craving a dessert and can’t decide between cookies and pie, I make these pecan pie balls! It’s the perfect combination of both. Basically all the pecan pie goodness, but in a bite sized ball covered in rich chocolate.

Pecan Pie Balls

I’ve made a lot of dessert balls in my day, like these oreo cookie balls and these no-bake peanut butter balls, but nothing quite hits like this pecan pie ball recipe.

They’re absolutely fudgy and decadent. I LOVE the flavors in pecan pie, and this emulates all of that (plus more) in a bite sized nugget.

Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Pie Balls

Pecan Pie Balls

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1½ cups pecans 
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • ¾ tsp rum extract
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted 
  • holiday sprinkles (optional)


  1. Add the pecans, brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs to a food processor and pulse a few times. 
  2. Add the maple syrup, corn syrup, melted butter and rum extract.
  3. Process until you get a dough you can shape with your hands.
  4. Roll the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size. 
  5. Deep each ball into melted chocolate and sprinkle with holiday sprinkles (in using). 
  6. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. 
  8. Keep the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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