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Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls

Mocha-Pecan Butter BallsWhen I was a little girl, one of my mother’s co-workers would bring tins of…

Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls

Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls


2/3 cup butter, softened 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup instant chocolate drink mix 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped pecans Additional confectioners’ sugar


In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the vanilla.

Combine the flour, drink mix, coffee granules and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Stir in pecans.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Roll into 1-in.


Place 1 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until firm.

Cool on pan for 1-2 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts 2 each:

  • 172 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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