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Pecan Pie Truffles Recipe

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It’s a holiday with the family which means I’ve been a baking fool the past few days. Normally, I would wait until I return home to share some of the recipes with you, but this one couldn’t wait. The family is going crazy on how delicious these little balls are. Yes, I have made more dessert balls. If you haven’t been with us before, you can see some of the other ball recipes here, here, here, here or here. Clearly, I have an issue with dessert balls and that is because it is just a few bites of a favorite dessert.

That is why I had to share this recipe with you today. It’s perfect for the holidays! Don’t want a whole slice of pecan pie? Just grab a Pecan Pie Truffle. These bad boys aren’t the easiest to make but they sure are worth it! Okay, to be fair, it’s not that they are hard to make, it’s just that there are a few steps (just like any good dessert balls!).

And if you like pecan pie, these are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! *Since they contain bourbon, you may want to monitor your underage guests consumption of these truffles. :)

Pecan Pie Truffle

Pecan Pie Truffles

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 cup bourbon

1 teaspoon vanilla

7 ounces dark chocolate

 

Preparation:

1. With a food processor, I separately chopped the pecan and graham cracker crumbs until they were crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt until well combined. Add maple syrup, bourbon and vanilla, stirring thoroughly. Use your hands to make sure the mixture becomes fully incorporated. Freeze the mixture for 15-20 to make the next step easier! THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP! If you don’t freeze the mixture, it will be very difficult and messy to try to roll balls because the mixture is so, so sticky!!

2. Remove from freezer and form mixture into walnut-sized balls with your hands. Then place on a cookie sheet and return to freezer to freeze for 2 hours.

3. In a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the chocolate. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate, then place onto prepared baking sheet. Once all balls are dipped, put into the refrigerator to set the chocolate.

Yield: 24 truffles.

Pecan Pie Truffles

Pecan Pie Truffles

*Recipe adapted from the NY Times

About Hollie Schultz

Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in Chicago. She loves the city but hates the cold!

Comments

  1. These sounds so so good!!!! I wanted to ask you if I could leave out the bourbon?

  2. I’m sure you could but I’m not sure what you would substitute in its place since it is 1/4 cup of liquid.

  3. These sound so good!! A nice departure from the Oreo truffles that you see so much of. Not that I’m complaining! =)

  4. Thank you, and yes your right, I did not realize how much bourbon it called for. I still have to give these a try, thanks for sharing!

  5. Rivka P says:

    For 2 tbsp. of bourbon, you may substitute either of the following:

    * 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla extract; or

    * 1 to 2 tsp. non-alcoholic vanilla extract.

    Other general substitutes for bourbon are:

    * Sparkling cider or juices such as apple, cranberry or grape; or

    * a mixture of vanilla flavoring and maple syrup. (Keep in mind, however, that bourbon does not lend a sweet taste to recipes, while maple syrup does. You will have to adjust the amount of sweet ingredients used in the recipe.)

    Read more: About Non-Alcoholic Replacements for Bourbon | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4672017_nonalcoholic-replacements-bourbon.html#ixzz2HOwekO33

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