*Pecan Pie Ball *


°2 1/2 c pecans
°1 c graham crackers, crushed (vanilla wafers, Oreos can be substituted if you don't like graham crackers)
°1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
°1/2 t salt (if you can't handle the sodium, don't use it!)
°2 t of maple syrup
°1/4 cup bourbon, brandy or spiced rum. non-alcoholic version: use almond extract, rum or any other that may suit your taste. add a little water/juice to equal the amount of liquid.
°1 t vanilla
°7 oz dark chocolate bark. If you prefer white chocolate… go for it!
°1 t coarse sea salt (optional)


Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
Add maple syrup, bourbon and vanilla.
Use your hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed well. Almond extract can be replaced with an alcohol-free version… add water to an equal amount of liquid. You can also try the non-alcoholic rum flavor.
Form balls by scooping out a tablespoon-sized amount of mixture.
Roll in hands to form balls.
Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 2 hours.

Enjoy !