Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12-cup muffin pan. (You can always use two or three smaller muffin pans.)
Take out the biscuits and separate them. Cut each biscuit in fours (crisscrossed). Roll each piece into a ball, as quickly as you can, handling the dough as little as possible. Let the rolled biscuit dough rest for about 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla paste, chopped pecans (and butter extract if using). Whisk well.
Drop rolled dough ball into the bowl, mix gently but well with a spatula.