Pumpkin pie might take the cake for the most popular fall dessert, but pecan pie is definitely a close second. (So close, in fact, that M&M’s added it to their flavor repertoire!) If you already have the classic pecan pie recipe down to a science, take things to the next level with these recipes. Trust us, you’re going to win the award for best dessert at Friendsgiving.


1. Beer + Bacon Pecan Bars: We’re not going to lie, it never crossed our minds to put beer and bacon in a dessert bar. Are we mad about it though? Not one bit. (via The Beeroness)


2. Pecan Pie Energy Bites: Vegan and gluten-free, these energy bites are perfect for the potluck where *everyone* is on a health kick. (via Gluten Free Vegan Pantry)


3. Deep Fried Pecan Pies: If they aren’t on a health kick, whip up a batch of Deep Fried Pecan Pies. You won’t regret it. (via Southern Bite)


4. Pecan Pie Baklava: Got a sweet tooth? Then this one’s for you. Baklava is extremely sweet, but *so* good. (via Crazy for Crust)


5. Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie: You can’t go through fall without eating something salted-caramel flavored, so it might as well be a pecan pie. (via American Heritage Cooking)


6. Pecan Pie Truffles: Make these bite-sized treats for any autumn party. You’re going to want to eat at least 10 of these. You’ve been warned. (via High Heels and Grills)


7. Pecan Pie Cookies: Follow this recipe to make delicious pecan pie cookies. You won’t even miss the pie. (via Spend With Pennies)


8. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie: Just read the title. It has bourbon in it. So, so good. (via She Wears Many Hats)


9. Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes: Skip the bake shop and make a batch of cupcakes at home. This recipe is almost too good. (via American Heritage Cooking)


10. Mini Caramel Pecan Tarts: Guess what? These Caramel Pecan Tarts are gluten-free. Bet you didn’t see that one coming! (via My Baking Addiction)


11. Cranberry Pecan Pie: Keep your pecan pie tart with cranberries. The extra punch of flavor is everything. (via I Should Be Mopping the Floor)


12. Easy Pecan Tarts: Y’all, it only takes five minutes to prep these tarts, and 10 minutes to bake. AKA a 15-minute dessert. Procrastinators, rejoice. (via Gimme Some Oven)


13. Pecan Pie Truffles: These Pecan Pie Truffles are both salty and sweet. Can you say no to salty-sweet desserts? We can’t. (via Miss Candiquik)


14. Pecan Pie Fudge: Looking for the perfect hostess gift? Follow this recipe to make a big batch of fudge that you can bring to every party this fall. (via Crazy for Crust)


15. Pecan Cobbler: If pie isn’t your thing, try a cobbler. First up? Definitely this pecan cobbler. (via Call Me PMc)


16. Pecan Pie Bars: This recipe tastes as good as it looks. Your guests are in for a serious (sweet) treat. (via Just a Taste)


17. Pecan Pie Cheesecake: The nutty flavor is what makes this cheesecake our new go-to. Yours too, pretty soon. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

What’s your secret to the perfect pecan pie? Tell us in the comments below.