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Mocha Pecan Balls

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
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, pecans and cocoa. Stir in milk and coffee (mixture will be sticky).
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Librarian4Him02
    Jun 30, 2019

    Last Christmas was a bit hectic and stressful due to a family emergency and these seemed one of the easier recipes to make. They turned out a bit scant on the sugar/cocoa coating. Next time I'll roll them in sugar/cocoa a second time. Despite the extra layer of sugar/cocoa, my family still liked them.