Mocha Pecan Balls Recipe
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Mocha Pecan Balls Recipe

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Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain City, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 65 wafers)
  • 2 cups plus 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup cold strong brewed coffee
  • Additional baking cocoa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 61 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, pecans and cocoa. Stir in milk and coffee (mixture will be sticky).
  2. With hands dusted in confectioners' sugar, shape dough into 3/4-in. balls; roll in remaining confectioners' sugar or additional baking cocoa if desired. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Mocha Pecan Balls in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p72

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