Most pecan bite recipes require a cracker or something for the base. But gluten-free crackers are expensive. And anyway, I prefer to bake from scratch. However, if you want to use a cracker, no one’s stopping you.
Unfortunately, this recipe doesn’t quite make the cut for 5 minutes. It took me just a little under 10 minutes to make. But still, a chocolatey pecan bite is only ten minutes away.
Makes about eight bites.
Peanut Butter Layer:
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup rice flour
2 teaspoons extra dark dutch cocoa (for an extra-chocolatey pecan bite, optional)
4 chocolate chips for each bite (about 32)
1 pecan for each bite (about eight)
Put wax paper on a small baking sheet or a pie pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the peanut butter layer together in a bowl until blended. It should be a thick cookie dough.
Roll the peanut butter mix into ½ inch diameter balls and place the balls on the wax paper.
Smash the balls until they are as flat as you can get them.
Put the chocolate chips on the peanut butter layer, pressing the chocolate chips in just a little bit.
Place 1 pecan on top of each bite.
Put the bites in the oven and cook for 5 minutes.