Bread Crumb Pecan Balls

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ladypit

This is a recipe I have not tried but found in an old (1950) cookbook called "500 Delicious Dishes From Leftovers" in response to a reques for healthy type recipes that use bread crumbs. This one sounds good and easy!

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

These were good but I did find them a bit on the dry side, as Sharon123 I used walnuts in place of pecans and increased the maple extract to 1 teaspoon. Thanks ladypit!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  3. Add the sugar and the extract and mix well.
  4. Mix the nuts and breadcrumbs together and fold them into the eggs/sugar mixture.
  5. Shape into balls and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes.

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