Best Pecan Balls





These easy 4-ingredient Pecan Balls (5 for a chocolate version) make a great game day snack, appetizer or anytime treat!

Happy September! It’s Kathryn from Family Food on the Table, back with another recipe for you.

And today I’ve got a fun game day/snack time/anytime appetizer for you.

This recipe comes from my Aunt Edith, who also is behind my 3-ingredient quickie crab dip (another great appetizer!)

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.

These super easy cookies just take 4 ingredients and are the perfect addition to your cookie platter!

Oh, and looky there, I also added chocolate. ? Cause that’s never a bad idea, right?!

The chocolate makes these more of a dessert ball, so you can do some pecan balls plain and some with chocolate – whatever works for you!

Either way, these little pecan nuggets are an easy, make-ahead snack that would be great for tailgating, picnics, even holiday parties.

(I’m still adjusting to the fact that it’s September, though, so let’s not get too ahead of ourselves!)

Ingredients:

2 sticks of margarine.
4 tbsps of sugar.
2 cups of chopped pecans.
2 cups of flour.
2 tsps of vanilla.

Directions:
In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients using your hand and roll into balls.
In a preheated oven to 350°, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Once lightly browned, roll in the powdered sugar while still hot, and again when cooled.
Easy, peasy and sweet! I personally don’t use a lot of powdered sugar. I just sprinkle some over the top. But the original recipe is to roll the biscuits in the powdered sugar! Try it yourselves and let me know what you think.




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