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Mocha Pecan Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 dozen

Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls into truffle-like treats. Best of all, there's no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain City, Tennessee
Mocha Pecan Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

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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