They were easy to make but I have several comments. I had only goat cheese with garlic and herbs so I used it. I thought that it would be fine but the combination of both Italian bread crumbs and goat cheese w/garlic and herbs was not to my liking. The taste of Italian crumbs overwhelms any taste of the ground pecans. Waste of nuts. Next time, I will use plain bread crumbs and plain goat cheese. Also, if you are making your own Pepper Jelly, give it some extra color. I bought the green and red pepper jelly and their respective colors, green and red, was not as attractive as the recipe picture showed. One more thing. I took them to a cocktail party and in the less than two hours they were on the table, the (previously heated in preparation) pepper jelly began to separate and become somewhat watery and somewhat unappetizing. Was it because the recipe called for heating the pepper jelly to drop on top of the cakes or what? Maybe, next time, I will just put it on right out of the jar.