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Ooey-gooey Pecan Pie Bites


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When the weather is cold and — one hopes — snowy, I love to spend time in the kitchen. If my son has any say, he requests his favorite dessert. Pecan pie bites have quickly become a family favorite. These ooey-gooey mini-cupcakes are as delicious as they are easy to make. My mom loves them because she swears they taste like my Nanny’s pecan tassies, but I can promise you that my recipe is easier. I have used this recipe for teacher gifts, potlucks at work and parties.

Using a few easy pantry staples and a mini muffin tin, you can make 24 to 28 amazing cupcakes. I will admit that it is difficult to resist eating the whole batch in a day. When I take these to parties or potlucks, I almost always have to make a minimum of two batches.

Here is what you’ll need:

1 cup chopped pecans

 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

 2/3 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

DIRECTIONS

1 . Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

2.  Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.

3. Fill the muffin tin with the mixture.

4. Bake for 18 minutes.

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I can almost always count on these bites to come right out of the pan, but just in case they are being difficult, use a toothpick to loosen the edges and pop them out.

I hope your family loves them as much as I do, and I hope this recipe will warm you up on a cold winter day. Enjoy!

 

Megan Ritter of New Cumberland is a wife, teacher and (most importantly) mommy to two energetic kiddos. Charlie, 5, and Delilah, 2, are siblings and best friends. Megan lives for holidays, family dinners and going on adventures. If she’s not in the kitchen cooking or baking, you can find her browsing Pinterest, playing outside or taking pictures of food. Check out Megan’s blog The Ritter Experiment to find out what’s happening in the Ritter family!

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