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鈥檚 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鈥檙e going to win the award for best dessert at Friendsgiving.

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1. Beer + Bacon Pecan Bars: We鈥檙e 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)

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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)

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3. Deep Fried Pecan Pies: If they aren鈥檛 on a health kick, whip up a batch of Deep Fried Pecan Pies. You won鈥檛 regret it. (via Southern Bite)

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

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5. Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie: You can鈥檛 go through fall without eating something salted-caramel flavored, so it might as well be a pecan pie. (via American Heritage Cooking)

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

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7. Pecan Pie Cookies: Follow this recipe to make delicious pecan pie cookies. You won鈥檛 even miss the pie. (via Spend With Pennies)

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

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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)

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10. Mini Caramel Pecan Tarts: Guess what? These Caramel Pecan Tarts are gluten-free. Bet you didn鈥檛 see that one coming! (via My Baking Addiction)

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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)

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12. Easy Pecan Tarts: Y鈥檃ll, 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)

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13. Pecan Pie Truffles: These Pecan Pie Truffles are both salty and sweet. Can you say no to salty-sweet desserts? We can鈥檛. (via Miss Candiquik)

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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)

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15. Pecan Cobbler: If pie isn鈥檛 your thing, try a cobbler. First up? Definitely this pecan cobbler. (via Call Me PMc)

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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)

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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鈥檚 your secret to the perfect pecan pie? Tell us in the comments below.