Mocha Pecan Balls

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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