I didn't mind the flavor but I think it would take me awhile to get used to the taste of margarine and I think I'd always miss butter and have a special little place in my heart for it.
I don't know if people really liked them ha! But when we left the plate only had 2 left, where there had been 20 or so. So if that's any indication then I guess they went over pretty well :).
Pecan Butter Balls
(The name is a bit misleading, wouldn't you say? Pecan margarine balls doesn't sound quite as appetizing though)
You will need:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar for decoration
Cut in half and roll into 2 logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight. Afterwards, take it out and cut into 3/4" pieces and roll into balls. Place onto 2 baking sheets, covered in parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.
When they are cooled, roll them in confectioners sugar and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If I made these again I would add some cinnamon and nutmeg, to give them a little more flavor and to mask the margarine taste, for those who aren't used to it.