Mocha Pecan Balls

Perfect for a holiday cookie tray or an after-dinner nibble.

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  • prep time 55 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee granules
1
cup finely chopped pecans
48
milk chocolate candy drops or pieces, unwrapped
3/4
cup powdered sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa, espresso granules and pecans until well blended.
  • 2 Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls; wrap each around 1 milk chocolate candy. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Roll cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Reroll cookies in powdered sugar. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa, espresso granules and pecans until well blended.
  • 2 Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls; wrap each around 1 milk chocolate candy. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Roll cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Reroll cookies in powdered sugar. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.