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Do you go nuts over nuts, just like me? If sweets are your thing, but you don’t want to feel bad after eating them–then this recipe might be for you! Feel free to try our pecan pie truffles recipe at home—a sure way to satisfy one’s sweet tooth! A perfect way to enjoy dessert minus the guilt.

Pecan Pie Truffles: Your go-to healthy snack

If you are vegan and looking for a delectable and decadent treat, then look no further than these pecan pie truffles! They’re perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings and will make all your non-vegan friends jealous. Best of all, they’re effortless to make because there is no baking required!

Pecan Pie Truffles

Why are Pecan Pie Truffles worth a try?

Pecan pie truffles are a quick and simple way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. When I say quick–believe me! You don’t have to be one serious baker to whip up this goodie. On days when you don’t want to turn on the oven, this recipe will fit the bill. The process is really basic; all you have to do is to throw everything out in one pan and combine all ingredients together, mix well, and then refrigerate for an hour or maybe two or until the mixture is firm and ready enough to roll into balls. Prepare a double batch of these Pecan Pie Truffles to make sure you’ll have a tasty snack to enjoy all week long! These babies can be easily stored in an airtight container inside the refrigerator for a week or freeze them for longer-term storage.

What makes these a healthy choice?

Aside from the fact that these goodies are, without a doubt, insanely irresistible, pecan pie truffles are also good for you! Pecans are a good source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, making them nutritious for any diet. Pecans are a good source of fiber and protein, keeping you satisfied and full. Additionally, they are a good source of antioxidants, which can help shield your cells from harm.

Healthy Alternatives

Nobody wants to run out of ingredients in the middle of baking. Or sometimes, you just want to level up a dessert or make it a healthier option. Then ingredient substitution might be the key. If your graham crackers run out, or you want to experiment with a different texture, you can use digestive biscuits instead. These biscuits are not only tasty and healthy but also have a vegan version available. 

Though this recipe calls for pecan nuts, you can substitute them with any nuts you prefer, like walnuts. Replacing some of the ingredients may give you a different texture and flavor, but what makes it exciting is that you will be surprised that you have created another unique taste you can add to your recipe list. 

Pecan Pie Truffles

Pecan Pie Truffles

Pecan Pie Truffles

A quick, healthy, and easy snack packed with flavors and textures. One that can surely blow your mind!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 24 pcs
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 pecans
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs about eight graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons vegan unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar or other favorite sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Chocolate Dip

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil may substitute vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate vegan

Toppings (Optional)

  • Sea salt flakes
  • Pecan slivers

Instructions
 

  • Combine the pecans and graham crackers in a food processor. Pulse until a fine mixture forms. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a medium saucepan, combine the unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, salt, maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Frequently stir the mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat after 10 minutes and set aside to cool. Be careful not to burn.
  • Then, combine the sugar mixture with the pecan and graham cracker crumbs. Mix everything with a spatula until it is well combined.
  • Make balls out of a small amount of the mixture by scooping it into your hands. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 2 hours.

Chocolate Dip

  • Combine oil and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Place it in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring thoroughly in between.
  • Be careful not to burn the chocolate. This process usually takes about 90 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave.
  • Dip each truffle one at a time into the chocolate, then remove and place them back on the cookie sheet.

Toppings (Optional)

  • For added flavor and texture, sprinkle with flaky sea salt or a piece of chopped pecan.
  • Allow pecan pie truffles to set for at least 10 minutes or until the chocolate hardens before consuming.
  • Place it in an airtight container for up to a week of storage.

Notes

If you use chocolate in bars, chop it into small chunks to make the melting process easier. It will also keep your chocolate from burning and resulting in oil separation.
Another method of melting your chocolate is by using a double boiler. Place your chocolate and oil in a stainless bowl placed on top of a pot of simmering water. This process will make it a little safer because you can watch your chocolate slowly melt while mixing it.
Keyword pecan pie, Truffles, vegan

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To Wrap It All Up 

Now that you know how to make pecan pie truffles at home, what’s stopping you from whipping up a batch (or two)? These little bites of heaven are perfect for gifts, gatherings, and even everyday snacking. So go ahead and give them a try — we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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