Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls

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These Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls make a delicious and relatively simple autumn dessert.

But before we start talking about this fabulous treat, I’ve got a very disturbing news to share. Nope, it’s not about coyotes again (Not now).

I’ve seen the first house with the Christmas decorations and lights being up!


Specifically, I saw it this Monday on my way to work, so I assume the people did this at least on the weekend.

Also, let me save your time from providing me with some reasonable explanation. Those WEREN’T Halloween decorations. Nope, they were perfectly Christmas-themed.

I mean. Monday, October 23rd.

Seriously?! (Well, I know that I’m repeating the same thing over and over. It’s just hard to get over this).

Two months until Christmas!

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls

I get when stores start selling Christmas stuff quite early (Although I saw first examples in September which is way too earlier), but the house… Seriously?

Personally, I prefer to see any Christmas decorations not earlier than in the mid-end of November. Okay, I can deal with the beginning of November as well. In my book, the festive look should be limited to short time frames, otherwise, it might become just meaningless.

All right. Enough about this event. Let’s talk about these luscious Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls for a minute although I believe you should eat a dessert instead of talking.

Certainly, these treats require a little of your time if you decide to bake the biscuit as I did (I won’t judge if you grab store-bought, though). I baked the biscuit (Used this recipe) the night before finishing the treats the next morning, so this didn’t seem extremely tedious to me.

Also, although I’m giving the proportions, you don’t need to strictly follow them. First of all, you might need to cut the ingredients in half (or more) as the mentioned amount yields in around 40 balls.

Besides, you can freely play with a ratio of biscuit crumbs. In my case, I used up most of the cake (about 8 cups) leaving out just a little of it, the most dried edges. Start with fewer crumbs gradually adding more until you’ve achieved the preferred consistency. As you see, in my case I got a very luscious, moist (Sorry, I know that this a forbidden word in the food world). If you wish to get a drier texture, you’ll need to add in more biscuits or even ground pecans.

When the balls are ready, you’ve got to roll them in dulce de leche. Please be strong, and don’t lick the caramel off the plate as I might have certainly didn’t do. You don’t need to perfectly cover the treats in dulce de leche. Indeed it’s almost impossible due to a crumbly texture, so don’t worry about few missed spots.

The very last step would be rolling the balls into roasted pecans, and they’re ready to be served!

Not quite yet. I do recommend to let them stay at room temperature for about an hour, just to set. However, I will understand you if you steal sample right away. Because these Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls make an irresistibly delicious dessert.

8 thoughts on “Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Pecans Balls

  1. Kevin | Kevin Is Cooking says:

    Wow Ben these look so edible! They remind me of Almond Rocca, a gift my mom used to always give me at Christmas time. Thanks for the memory. :)
    It’s been forever since I had some time to look at my friend’s blogs and I’ve missed yours. So happy my afternoon turned out that I had spare time. I try to stay up to date with social postings, but it’s good to stop by the site now and again, right? Cheers!

  2. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    I am not surprised at all — I have also seen a couple of houses with Christmas decoration and lighting here. Stores are also flooded with Christmas stuff, so I say that there is no such thing as an early time to celebrate a good mood. These pumpkin dulce de leche pecan balls look so elegant and festive. I wish I could grab a few of them right away. :)

  3. Laura says:

    I can’t believe Christmas Decorations already! Crazy! It isn’t even Halloween, much less Thanksgiving! I don’t think Christmas decorating should happen until after Thanksgiving – I can only do one holiday at a time, apparently. Anyway – this recipe sounds amazing – dulce de leche is the perfect complement to pumpkin – this may be my first sweet pumpkin treat of the year – thanks for the recipe!
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  4. Laura says:

    I don’t think Christmas decorations should go up until after Thanksgiving. It’s just too many holidays at once. Crazy talk, just don’t! Ok I’m off that soapbox. These pumpkin dulce de leche balls sound heavenly. Pumpkin and dulce have to be a match made in heaven! I think this may be the sweet pumpkin treat I’ve been looking for – I’ve really only made savor pumpkin this year, so thanks for the recipe!

  5. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    It’s a law that no one can put up Xmas decorations before Thanksgiving. No Joke. So you need to go tell those people Ben! ;) Speaking of Thanksgiving, these balls would be perfect as a substitute for a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. It like a two-fer! Or three-fer with the dulce de leche :)

  6. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    What? It is WAAAY too early for Christmas decorations! I totally agree with you. The whole reason Christmas is special is because it’s time-limited. If we celebrate during the entire last quarter of the year it loses its meaning. Dulce de leche is soooo good and I’m thinking that with pumpkin it’s even better. Loving this recipe! Have a great weekend, Ben!

  7. David @ Spiced says:

    Christmas decorations already!? Are you sure about that?? Maybe they were those crazy neighbors who never took down their Christmas decorations last year? I mean I’m all about celebrating the holidays and decorating…but Christmas in October? No thanks! This time of the year is reserved for witches, ghouls and skeletons!! Oh, and apparently dulce de leche pecan balls, too. These look amazing, Ben! And I love the flavor profile you’ve got going on in there…it’s hard to beat a good toasted pecan! :-)
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