This might be hard to believe, but it wasn't till this year that I ate my first truffle. I've never been a huge chocolate eater, so I'm guessing that's why I've never tried them before now. After having an amazing truffle
at a friend's wine tasting party, I decided to make my own. These little bites of goodness are easy to make and will be a hit at any Christmas parties!
3 cups of toasted pecans, finely chopped
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup bourbon
10 oz package of dark chocolate
Prep your pecans and graham cracker crumbs...making sure both are finely chopped/crushed.
Combine pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt. Add syrup, extract, and bourbon till thoroughly mixed. Add more syrup and bourbon to your liking. Form the mixture into bite-size balls and place on cookie sheet. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Melt chocolate, stirring constantly over low heat. Dip pecan balls into chocolate and place on parchment paper. Let them firm a bit in the fridge before eating!
Recipe adapted from NY Times
I love how these truffles are like little pieces of pecan pie, wrapped in chocolate, with a hint of bourbon... perfect to satisfy your chocolate cravings without going overboard! Do you have special treats that you are excited to make for the upcoming holidays? Or traditionally fares that truly make it the Christmas season?