How do you make pecan pie balls?


  1. Combine chopped pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  2. Shape pecan mixture into 1-inch balls.
  3. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator or freezer for an hour.
  4. Melt almond bark according to package directions.

How do you make pecan ball cookies?


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll into 1-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.

How do you keep pecans from floating to the top of a pie?

As a solution to this problem, my grandmother packs tons of pecans into the filling and uses a smaller amount of the other ingredients. This prevents the pecans from floating to the top. Allowing the pie to chill long enough is another crucial detail.

How do you dip pecans in chocolate?

Microwave at 50% power for 1 ½ – 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Dip each pecan half halfway into the melted chocolate and place onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all pecans have been dipped.

How do you make turtle clusters?


  1. Toss 2 1/2 cups of pecans into a large skillet.
  2. Use 2 large cookie sheets.
  3. Make your caramel (full tutorial with pictures found here).
  4. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  5. Carefully drizzle about 1 1/2 teaspoons of caramel over each nut cluster.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl pour 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips.

What do pie weights do?

Pie weights, small ceramic or metal balls, serve as a temporary filling during the first round of baking. They’re not extremely heavy, but they’re substantial enough to weigh the dough down enough to prevent puffing.

How long do you bake pecan balls?


  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended.
  2. 2 Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. 3 Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets.

What is a pecan ball?

It’s a traditional pecan balls recipe, with just 4 ingredients: butter, flour, pecans and sugar. I added a pinch of salt to help bring out the flavors. The result is a nutty, buttery, crumbly cookie ball that just melts in your mouth. It’s not super sweet, but it really hits the spot.

Do you put pecans on top of pie before or after baking?

Spread quartered pecans over bottom of refrigerated pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over top of pecans, then arrange pecan halves on top of pie. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for one hour or until firm; let cool for one hour before serving.

Should pecan pie jiggle when done?

Shake the pie gently and, it should give a little jiggle in the center. The center should jiggle a little, but it should have some stability. If the pie filling shows horizontal movement on shaking, then it is not done yet.

Do chocolate and pecans go together?

Peanuts, pecans, almonds, and hazelnuts have distinct flavors that go well with dark chocolate. Walnuts are a little bit milder and therefore work better with milk chocolate. Finally, nuts such as macadamias taste best with rich white chocolate due to their even milder flavor.

How do you make pecan clusters?


  1. In a 15x10x1-in. baking pan, combine pecans and butter. Bake at 250° for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven; transfer to a bowl. Add candy coating and stir until evenly coated. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.