Toast pecans on parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 350°F (180°C) until golden brown and fragrant, about 7 min. Cool, finely chop and set aside.
Warm an ice cream scoop in hot water. Scoop small rounded balls of ice cream and set them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 min. or until firm. (If ice cream is very hard, allow to soften at room temperature for about 5 min. before scooping).
Roll ice cream balls in chopped pecans, pressing lightly to hold pecans in place. Push a Popsicle stick into the centre of each ice cream ball and set the pops back on the baking sheet. Freeze until ready to serve.
We liked pecan halves, but any chopped nuts will work for this recipe.