(NOT) Pecan Pie Truffles

15 10 2013

i am nuts about nuts! Let’s be frank, I am nuts about marzipan. I swear, my taste-buds pre-surgery were weird. I loved Turkish delight, marzipan, and Bridge Mix. Ken use to say I had the sweet tooth of a 65 year old woman. So after making the peanut butter truffles, I started to mull over how I would make truffles that were a mix between rum balls (which are almond flour) and marzipan. I have many different styles of nut truffles on this blog, lime cashew truffles, the aforementioned peanut butter truffles, rumballs, and now pecan pie truffles.

Nothing says the south in your mouth than a good pecan pie. Canadians have their version, the butter tart, which is equally as delicious. Pie, either in tart form or a full on slice is never a bad thing. I quite like these pecan truffles and it does remind me of a big slice of pie.

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Pecan Pie Truffles
by moi!
Filling:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup nut butter (preferably natural), whatever you prefer..I used cashew butter
1/2 cup granulated erythritol, or whatever sweetener you want
16 drops stevia extract
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp of nutmeg
½ tsp of ginger
1 tsp maple syrup extract
1.5 cups pecan flour

Coating (optional): 72% or higher cocoa chocolate, melted in the microwave

Implementation:
Melt butter and combine with nut butter in a large bowl until you have a smooth mixture. Throw in the rest of the ingredients keeping the nut flour (pecan flour in this case) nearby as all nut flours absorb liquid differently. The key to getting a good truffle is when the dough come away from the sides of the bowl, you know that you will be able to roll it. If the dough is too sticky, you will have a mess of a time trying to get it into ball form. Add some more nut flour or some super absorbent coconut flour in tbsp increments until the dough starts to come off the sides and forms a large ball. Shape balls into desired size and place in the fridge for a couple of hours until hard. You can stop here and don’t necessarily need to coat in chocolate. It depends on how much time you have and whether you feel the need.
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Heat chocolate in microwave in 30 sec increments, stirring between each session until chocolate is melted. Roll each chilled ball in chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

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