11 Pecan Desserts That Are Not Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a popular Thanksgiving dessert, but for those who don't care for the gooey pie, here's a collection of awesome pecan cakes, bars, candies, and treats that are the perfect substitute. You can also prepare a lot of these treats for your holiday cookie platter. So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and get to baking!

1. Amaretto Pecans

Pint Sized Baker suggests making a batch of these Amaretto Pecans to add to your ice cream, hot chocolate, or cupcakes. They are soft and sweet, and the perfect topping to your winter treats.

2. Caramel Nougat Pecan Rolls

These sweet homemade candies are perfect for your Christmas platter and gift giving. The Food Charlatan says these pecan rolls -- with a nougat center hugged by caramel and surrounded by pecans -- are simply amazing!

3. Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

These praline-inspired cookies are going to be the hit of your Christmas platter. Soft, brown sugar cookies topped with brown sugar frosting and pecans: The Recipe Rebel knows how to make a batch of cookies!

4. Salted Caramel Oatmeal Fudge Pecan Bars

Do yourself a favor: Make your favorite oatmeal cookie batter and turn it into cookie bars. Then add some fudge, caramel, pecans, and sea salt, and you have some amazing cookie bars! Creme de la Crumb wants us all to enjoy these delicious pecan treats ASAP!

5. Butter Pecan Cheesecake

Not only does this cheesecake taste like butter pecan ice cream, but it's also a no-bake dessert you can whip up quickly and easily to take to a dinner party. You can make this cheesecake with shortbread cookies, Sandies, or a basic graham cracker crust. Bake or Break has us all drooling.

6. Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart

Disappointed that there isn't a pecan pie? Well don't be upset, because this chocolate butterscotch pecan tart is way better. No sticky corn syrup and no long baking involved. Blind-bake a tart crust, then melt the chocolate and butterscotch and toss in 3 cups of pecans. Pint Sized Baker knows how to make a tart!

7. Honey Orange Pecan Rolls

Christmas mornings call for an extra-sweet treat! Bake these mini Honey Orange Pecan Rolls for your family's brunch. These sweet bites take all of 30 minutes from beginning to eating.

8. PB & Chocolate Pecans

Put the kids to work making these candy pecan snacks! They make a great gift to add to cookie platters and to stuff into stockings. Crazy for Crust has some great tips for making peanut butter- and chocolate-covered nuts and getting the perfect powdered sugar coating on the pecans.

9. Easy Brown Butter Pecan Fudge

One staple of the holidays is fudge! These browned butter pecan fudge pieces are perfect for you to nibble on or take to the office party. Self Proclaimed Foodie loves the added flavor that browned butter gives to the fudge. I hope you add this to your holiday cooking list!

10. Turtle Brownies

These Turtle Brownies can be enjoyed any time of year and any day of the week. Toasted pecans take these brownies to a whole new level. Averie Cooks has loaded up these bad boys with chocolate chips, caramel, and tons of crunchy pecans.

11. Butter Pecan Cake

Cake! It's what's for dessert. This traditional Southern favorite is full of pecans and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Cooking Classy knows how Grandma would end her family meal!

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Pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy the signature nutty flavor of a classic peanut butter cookie.


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