Bourbon Pecan Truffles - Mountain Cravings

Bourbon Pecan Truffles

Bourbon Pecan Truffles

You guys, I’m obsessed with these Bourbon Pecan Truffles. Know when you taste something so unexpectedly amazing that you’ve taken a second and third bite before you can stop yourself? These are more like my sixth bite with no signs of stopping.

Pecans spiked with bourbon and wrapped in velvet dark chocolate are my love language. These deserve a place on your holiday cookie plates yesterday.

Bourbon Pecan Truffles

The nutty richness demands a tall cold glass of milk to wash each bite down. Let’s just go all the way and use chocolate graham crackers too, because we can.

Try them straight from the freezer and at room temp – I vote for the freezer, but my unofficial taste testers were split. The room temperature truffles melt in your mouth and have a little more of a bourbon bite; freezer truffles are dense and fudgy.

Bourbon Pecan Truffles

This recipe comes from a coworker who makes these regularly and is obviously the office hero. She’s on a whole other level and sometimes tops these with candied bacon – which is crazy wonderful, even if you’re far too blissed out to possibly consider working.

Highly recommend you try candied bacon when you’re feeling feisty, but let’s just enjoy the truffles first because they deserve it. And so do you, have another one, it’s Friday!

Bourbon Pecan Truffles
 
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Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (highly recommend chocolate!)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 10 oz. dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Pulse the pecans in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Pour into a large bowl and combine with graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt.
  3. Stir in bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a cookie sheet. Freeze for 2 hours.
  5. Slowly melt chocolate in a double boiler and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Dip frozen balls in chocolate, coat thoroughly, and place on paper.
  7. Let harden for 15 minutes.
Notes
These freeze well and are best transported while frozen - they're delicious straight from the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
4 dozen servings per container
Serving size 1 truffle

Amount per serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 33mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Calcium 1mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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