It’s truffle shuffle time with a side of bourbon! If you love pecan pie or bourbon I highly suspect you will enjoy these Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles. They are the M.B.P. of fall truffles. See what I did there? Okay, enough cheesy jokes, let’s get down to deliciousness with these pecan pie truffles for adults!
Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles
Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles Ingredients
(Yields 2 Dozen)
- 2 1/2 Cups Pecans – finely chopped
- 1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1 cup Brown Sugar – packed
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons Jim Beam’s Maple Bourbon (or you can use regular bourbon)
- 1/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 11 oz Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Teaspoon Shortening
- 24 Pecan Halves
How to Make Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles
First, line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside. Next, add chopped pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Then add maple syrup, maple bourbon, corn syrup and vanilla to the pecan mix. Mix together well with a wooden spoon. The mix will be thick and sticky. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.
After it’s done chilling, shape the pecan mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the lined cookie sheet. The mixture is very sticky so be sure to butter or grease your hands for easier handling. Place back in the refrigerator and chill the pecan balls for 20 minutes.
As the pecan balls finish chilling, began melting the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted and smooth. Dip each pecan ball into the melted chocolate and return to the lined cookie sheet to harden. Place a pecan half on top. Chill for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden faster.
Chill for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden faster. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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