Pecans!

These rich, creamy truffles taste just like pecan pie.

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Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Pie Truffles

One bite of these soft, gooey, caramely truffles enveloped in velvety chocolate, and your cravings for a decadent pecan pie will be immediately satisfied. I love adding a hint of bourbon (in the form of booze or extract) to these sweet holiday treats, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t absolutely love them. In fact, I’ve often gifted a pretty box to friends and neighbors, as they’re so spectacular and so easy to make. 

Makes 12 truffles

What you need:

  • 2 ½ cups raw pecans, chopped 
  • 10 Medjool dates
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon (or bourbon extract) 
  • 1 cup chopped 100% dark chocolate

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add pecans and toast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Into a food processor, add 2 cups of the toasted pecans, dates, vanilla, salt, maple syrup, and bourbon and blend until a ball is formed. Form dough into 12 truffles and place on baking sheet with parchment paper.   
  3. Over a double-boiler, melt chocolate until completely smooth. Dip each truffle into melted chocolate and then place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of each truffle with remaining chopped pecans.
  4. Transfer truffles to a covered container and chill in freezer until set, approximately 10 minutes. 

Healthy hints:


  • >> Pecan pie for breakfast? YES! These Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Pie Truffles taste especially sublime with my Coconut Vanilla Chai.
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  • >> I don’t use a microwave, so I take the extra step of melting my chocolate over a double boiler. Just boil a pot of water, add a second (dry) bowl on top, and melt your chocolate.
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  • >> I always recommend unsweetened dark chocolate (100-percent cacao) for its purity and depth. It pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the truffle!