Pecan Pie Truffles
on Sep 20, 2022, Updated Mar 31, 2023
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These decadent pecan pie truffles will be the hit of this holiday season. Made with graham cracker crumbs, pecan, and warm spices all formed into a ball and dipped in melted chocolate.
These are a bite size pecan pie truffles that are the perfect dessert for parties, or a dessert for after dinner. Bourbon optional!
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This Pecan Pie Truffles Recipe Is…
- Great for Family Gatherings
- Twist to a Traditional Pecan Pie
- Bite Size Dessert
- Easy Dipped Truffles
- Make Ahead Dessert
Pecans – Finely ground pecans are what you will use for this truffle.
Graham Cracker Crumbs – You can buy pre-made crumbs or crush your own graham crackers.
Butter – Make sure to use real butter not margarine.
Brown Sugar – Light brown sugar or dark brown sugar works. This recipe uses light since there is molasses as well.
Molasses – This is going to give you that gooey pecan pie texture.
Cinnamon – Warm spice to help bring all the flavors together and allows the pecans to stand out.
Pure Vanilla Extract – This will help blend all the flavors and sweeten the truffles a bit.
Almond Bark – Both white chocolate and milk chocolate are used for these truffles. You can also use your favorite melting chocolate if you prefer.
How to Make
Full directions on how to make this recipe are in the printable recipe card. Below is a quick walk through on how the dessert truffles are made.
Step 1: In a large bowl add the ground pecans and graham cracker crumbs. Toss to mix the ingredients.
Step 2: Next, use a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add in the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and vanilla.
If you plan to add bourbon, be sure to reduce the amount of molasses in this step. Details are in the recipe card below.
Step 3: Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is fully melted in the pan, stirring frequently.
Step 4: Remove the pan from the stove and pour in the pecan mixture.
Use a spoon to mix to combine. If you plan to add bourbon to your truffles, go ahead and pour it in now.
Step 5: Once the truffle mixture is combined. Form mixture into balls with a cookie scoop.
Step 6: Place truffles on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours to help them set.
Step 7: Next, melt the chocolate in the microwave as directed on the package. I heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each interval.
Step 8: Dip half the truffle in the milk chocolate and the other half in the white chocolate.
Add sprinkles or pecans and let dry. Enjoy!
Variations And Tips
- If you want to make these boozy truffles, add a splash of bourbon when mixing the ingredients together.
- Make sure pecans are in fine crumbs as it will mix well for the truffle mixture.
- Use chocolate chips and coconut oil instead of candy melts or almond bark. Just melt chocolate with the coconut oil. The oil will help the chocolate set nicely.
- Top the little pecan pie bites with flaky sea salt.
- Try dark chocolate for a richer chocolate flavor.
- Add festive sprinkles to fit the holiday you are celebrating.
How to Store
Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. These are meant to be a cold truffle that stay refrigerated until you serve them.
Use wax paper to place in between each layer to prevent the festive truffles from sticking. You can serve these at room temperature, but they will not keep as long before going bad.
In terms of freezing you can freeze any of the pecan balls you do not eat. The truffles will store for 4-6 months in the freezer.
Place truffles in a single layer and add wax paper between layers. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for about an hour.
Print the Recipe
Pecan Pie Truffles
- 2 1/2 cups pecans, finely ground
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1 pack of 9 crackers crushed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ pound white almond bark
- ½ pound chocolate almond bark
- Sprinkles and pecan halves for garnish, optional
- In a large bowl combine the finely ground pecans, and graham cracker crumbs and set aside.
- Then, in a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Whisk until all the sugar is melted, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat pour over the pecan and graham cracker mix.
- Use a wooden spoon to help combine the mixture.
- When the mixture is cool enough to handle use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop and roll into balls.
- Place the balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
- In a microwave safe bowl add the white almond bark and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Repeat with the chocolate almond bark.
- Working quickly dip half the truffles one at a time into the chocolate almond bark and half the truffles in the white almond bark.
- Place them back on the parchment paper.
- Top the chocolate ones with pecan halves and the white ones with the sprinkles.
- Let the chocolate harden up for about 10 minutes before serving.
You can make these boozy by substituting 4 of the tablespoons of molasses for 4 tablespoons of bourbon.
You can dip these in just white almond bark or just the chocolate bark.
If your truffle mixture is too dry you can add a tablespoon of water to help it along.
If the mixture is too sticky to roll wet your hands before rolling them into balls.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.