A collection of easy pecan desserts that are simple yet impressive enough for holiday get togethers.
Most of us reach for the pecan pie recipe come November, and it’s no doubt a favorite in our family.
But who says pecans are just for holiday dishes and desserts?
While they’re certainly a Thanksgiving staple, I think they’re a versatile treat that deserve to be enjoyed beyond the pie plate.
(Just don’t tell my husband. He’s a pecan-pie purist.)
These delicious pecan dessert recipes are so good you will want to make and enjoy them all year long!
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Pecan dessert recipes – for every occasion
From puddings, cookies and cakes, to brownies, fudge and so much more, there is something on this list that everyone will love!
Whether you are looking for more traditional pecan recipes or something new and adventurous, we have you covered with these 15 pecan desserts.
15 Best Easy Pecan Desserts
Maple Pecan Bread Pudding with Maple Cream Sauce
This rich and creamy maple pecan bread pudding is infused with maple and vanilla flavors and drizzled with maple cream sauce. It's a delicious dessert that's easy to make and feeds a crowd without much effort.
Pecan Sugar Cookies Recipe - Chisel & Fork
Pecans meet sugar cookies in a marriage topped with brown butter icing. Gorgeous on the table, and delicious!
Chocolate Pecan Hand Pies - Cambrea Bakes
These mini chocolate pecan hand pies are so easy to make! They’re made with a flakey pie crust, filled with chocolate pecan filling and topped with whipped cream.
No-Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
These no-bake pecan pie cheesecake bars might be the one must-try dessert at your table this Thanksgiving. Don't be intimidated, it's easier than it looks!
Fudgy Pecan brownies
This Pecan brownies recipe had me at fudge. And the pecans and (surprise) cinnamon just take it over the top.
Pecan Sandies that aren't made in a tree by elves...oh yes. They are possible to make at home and so much better, you won't want any other version again!
Pecan and Maple Thumbprint Cookies
I am a huge maple syrup fan. Pecans and maple just go together. And when you make them into a cookie, you can imagine how chewy/crispy and perfect they are...and how wonderful they smell!
Butter Pecan Blondies with Browned Butter
Rich and decadent, these Butter Pecan Blondies are made with toasted pecans that bring out an amazing flavor. Bake a pan of these bar cookies for a snack or dessert; they will become a household favorite.
Maple Pecan Pie with Bourbon and Chocolate Chunks
It's a twist on the classic pecan pie, with bittersweet chocolate chunks, spicy bourbon and maple-coated pecans. Best of all: no corn syrup!
Pecan Pie Cake
Could there be a better combination of desserts? Ok, it's not the easiest pecan dessert on this list, but I HAD to include it because it's such a beautiful offering for your holiday get-togethers! Brown sugar cake layers and buttercream filled with the pecan pie filling you know and love. And you could totally make a simpler version or even cupcakes if you prefer.
Butter Pecan Bourbon Fudge + Video
Fudge is simply a holiday staple, and this recipe features toasted, crunchy pecans and so much flavor that although it makes a great holiday gift idea, you might want to keep them all to yourself.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars
Want an easy pecan dessert that has it all? With brown sugar shortbread, caramel, pecans, and chocolate, you can't go wrong. Not only that, these dessert bars are a 30-minute recipe using simple pantry staples!
Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies
It's not just an add-in: Pecan Chocolate chip cookies puts pecans front-and-center in a perfectly chewy and flavorful dessert for any holiday.
Easy Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bars
Here's a dessert bar no one will be able to resist. Sweet and salty, with a special caramel sauce that sets it apart!
Easy Candied Pecans (Oven Recipe)
If you've never made candied pecans at home, this recipe with brown sugar, maple sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg will fill your home with the very aroma of fall! And just a fair warning, you definitely need to double the batch. 🙂
The Best Easy Pecan Desserts (to save for now or later)
Whether a holiday gathering or a weekend treat, you can make these easy desserts with just a few steps, and of course, a good supply of pecans. 😉
So look outside the pecan-pie-box and try one of these delicious recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth!