Monday, November 28, 2016

Pecan Pie Truffles

Pecan Pie Truffles
2 ½ cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1 cup graham cracker crumbs(from about 8 whole 

   graham crackers)
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 ounces dark chocolate


In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt until well combined. Add maple syrup, bourbon and vanilla, stirring thoroughly. Use your hands to make sure the mixture becomes fully incorporated. 

Form mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.  if mixture is too sticky lightly wet hands, it will roll easier.

In the top of a double boiler or in a medium stainless steel bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water, melt chocolate (we recommend tempering the chocolate, but if you don't, they'll still be delicious, just a bit messy). 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate, then place onto prepared baking sheet. Let sit for 15 minutes or until firm.

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