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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

A quick, healthy, and easy snack packed with flavors and textures. One that can surely blow your mind!


  • 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
  1. Combine the pecans and graham crackers in a food processor. Pulse until a fine mixture forms. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a medium saucepan, combine the unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, salt, maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. Frequently stir the mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is completely melted.
  4. Remove from the heat after 10 minutes and set aside to cool. Be careful not to burn.
  5. Then, combine the sugar mixture with the pecan and graham cracker crumbs. Mix everything with a spatula until it is well combined.
  6. 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.

Nutritional Highlights: Wholesome Goodness


Let’s shine a spotlight on the nutritional goodness hidden within the ingredients of our pecan pie truffles:

Pecans: These little powerhouses not only lend a delightful crunch but also bring a wealth of nutritional benefits. Packed with healthy fats, fiber, and an array of vitamins and minerals, pecans are nature’s gift for a nourished body and satisfied taste buds.

Graham Crackers: Providing the perfect base for our truffles, graham crackers offer more than just texture. They sneak in whole grains and fiber, adding a wholesome touch to our indulgent treat.

Maple Syrup: Sweetness straight from the maple tree! Maple syrup sweetens our truffles naturally while contributing antioxidants and minerals like manganese and zinc. It’s a natural touch of sweetness with added nutritional value.

Dark Brown Sugar: Adding depth and richness, dark brown sugar infuses our truffles with a caramel-like flavor. Plus, it contains minerals like calcium, potassium, and iron thanks to its molasses content, offering a hint of nutrition along with sweetness.

Orange Juice: Beyond its tangy flavor, orange juice brings a burst of vitamin C to our truffles. It’s a refreshing addition that not only brightens the flavor but also provides an immune-boosting punch.

Vegan Butter: With its creamy texture and dairy-free credentials, vegan butter elevates our truffles without the guilt. It’s the secret ingredient for that luxurious mouthfeel, ensuring our indulgence is both satisfying and wholesome.

By incorporating these wholesome ingredients, our pecan pie truffles not only tantalize the taste buds but also nourish the body. So, savor each bite knowing that you’re treating yourself to a delicious delight packed with natural goodness.

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Savoring Sweetness: The Finishing Touch


So, here we discovered the irresistible allure of pecan pie truffles—quick to make, rich in flavor, and bursting with nutritional goodness.

From the effortless preparation to the wholesome ingredients, every aspect of these truffles sings praises to the taste buds and nourishes the body. The marriage of pecans, graham crackers, and a hint of sweetness creates a symphony of flavors that dance harmoniously on the palate. Plus, the tantalizing chocolate dip adds a luxurious finish that elevates these treats to a whole new level of decadence.


Not only do these truffles offer a delightful indulgence, but they also pack a punch in the nutrition department. Pecans, the star of the show, bring a host of health benefits, from healthy fats to antioxidants, making each bite a guilt-free pleasure.

As you go on your culinary adventures, stumbling upon this recipe may have been serendipitous. Whether you found it by chance or sought it out deliberately, we’re grateful for your presence here. While there may be countless versions of pecan pie truffles out there, we dare say this one might just steal the show and earn a place in your heart—and your recipe collection.


So, go ahead, give these pecan pie truffles a whirl. Indulge in their exquisite taste, revel in their nutritional goodness, and admire their charming appearance. Your taste buds—and perhaps your friends and family—will thank you for it. Happy snacking!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these pecan pie truffles suitable for vegans?

Absolutely! Every ingredient in our recipe is vegan-friendly, ensuring that these delectable treats are perfect for those following a plant-based diet.

Can I use non-vegan ingredients as substitutes?

While the recipe is designed with vegan ingredients, you can certainly make substitutions if needed. Just ensure that any replacements align with your dietary preferences and needs.

Do I have to use vegan butter, or can I opt for traditional butter?

For a vegan-friendly option, we recommend sticking to vegan butter. However, if you’re not strictly following a vegan diet, you can use traditional unsalted butter as a substitute without compromising the overall flavor or texture of the truffles.

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