Print
Pecan Pie Bites
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
40 pecan balls
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
40 pecan balls
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 10 graham crackers, broken into pieces 
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and chopped 
  • 1 store-bought rolled pie crust, such as Pillsbury
  • 10 ounces dark or milk chocolate, chopped 
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Orange zest, for garnish

Directions

In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons water. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, add the graham crackers, brown sugar and salt. Pulse to combine. Add the pecans, pulsing until incorporated. While continuing to pulse the graham cracker mixture, slowly drizzle in the maple syrup mixture and mix until the filling comes together.

Using a tablespoon measure, scoop the mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining filling. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Unroll the pie dough onto a baking sheet. Bake until flakey and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Crumble the cooled crust and place in the food processor. Pulse into coarse crumbs and dump into a shallow bowl.

Put the chocolate in a medium glass bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure there is space between the bottom of the bowl and the water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate fully melts, 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove the pecan balls from the refrigerator. One by one, dip each in the melted chocolate, then roll in the pie crumbs to form a truffle and place on the baking sheet. Return the truffles to the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens. Reserve the leftover melted chocolate.

Serve the pecan pie bites over vanilla ice cream and drizzle with the reserved melted chocolate and garnish with orange zest for pecan pie in a bowl.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Apple Pie Bites

Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Pecan Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Maple Pecan Baked Brie

Recipe courtesy of Nealey Dozier

Creamy Pecan Pralines

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Michigan Pasty (Meat Hand Pie)

Recipe courtesy of Santos Loo

Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Mom's Cream Cheese Pie

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Boudin Bites with Spicy Cajun Mayo

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

On TV

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here