Pecan Pie Truffles

by aimee @ shugarysweets on November 12, 2013

Looking for something different to serve this holiday season? How about some Pecan Pie Truffles!

**This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be partnering with them this year and bringing you all some delicious recipes! **

Pecan Pie Truffles: delicious bites of pecan pie in a chocolate truffle coating! #ThinkFisher

Here I am just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, sharing some delicious holiday recipes with you all, and I’ve been playing tricks on my husband for 10 days now.

You see, if it were up to me, my Christmas tree would be up the day after Halloween. I love Christmas. I love my decorations. I love the music. And I love the meaning behind the holiday.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving too. But for me, Thanksgiving is a day to be Thankful, eat turkey, lots of pie and enjoy family and friends. It’s not really a “season.” It’s more of a reminder day. A reminder day that happens to fall in MY Christmas season.

Oh, you think I’m wrong about it being Christmas season? Have you walked into a Target store yet??? My local radio station is playing Christmas music 24/7 already. And….

I’ve been putting up my decorations. For 10 days. I’ve been sneaking a few here and there. Until suddenly, most of decorations are up (minus the tree of course)!

I kid you not people, it’s quite funny. My end tables are covered in holiday picture frames, my mantle has some reindeer and the three wise men. My dining room is screaming red and green…and my husband hasn’t even noticed.

My kids? Yeah, they’re in on it with me! Although I suppose after this blog post my husband will finally “see” it. He actually does read my blog after all.

Pecan Pie Truffles: delicious bites of pecan pie in a chocolate truffle coating! #ThinkFisher

So, to make him happy, let’s talk PIE. I love pumpkin pie this time of year. Well, technically I love ALL things pumpkin this time of year, but I especially love pie. And, if you’ve been following my blog for any period of time, you will notice there are no homemade pie crust recipes around here. My blog is not OOZING with pie recipes. I, dear friends, am “Pie Crust Challenged.”

There. I admitted it. A couple years ago I made some Pumpkin Pie Truffles. They are still requested by my husbands work this time of year. But I thought, why not a pecan pie truffle? It screams Thanksgiving!

Fisher Nuts and Karo Syrup have joined forces this year to bring you some delicious recipes! Including, 3 Nut Pie, Caramel Apples, and Perfect Pecan Bars. As a Fisher Nuts brand ambassador, I was asked to create a recipe using these two holiday essential products. My first thought was to make a pecan pie. But since I am pie crust challenged it only made sense to skip the pie and go straight to candy.

The centers of these truffles are soft and nutty, with the right balance of pecans, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla wafer cookies! I couldn’t decide if I wanted to dip them in vanilla or chocolate candy coating, so I went for both! I love they way they turned out, both in presentation AND in taste!

Pecan Pie Truffles: delicious bites of pecan pie in a chocolate truffle coating! #ThinkFisher

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Pecan Pie Truffles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Yield: 36-40 truffles

Delicious, easy Pecan Pie Truffles. A fun twist to a holiday classic!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup Fishers pecans
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8oz vanilla candy coating
  • 8oz chocolate candy coating
  • 40 pecan halves

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse pecans and cookies until fine crumbs. Pour into a large bowl. Add brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla extract. Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
  2. Using a one tablespoon scoop, drop scoops onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (that is freezer safe). Once all scoops have been formed, roll each scoop into a nice smooth ball with your hands. Transfer baking sheet to freezer for about 30 minutes.
  3. When ready, melt vanilla and chocolate candy coating in separate bowls according to package directions.
  4. Using a toothpick, dip cold truffle into either vanilla or chocolate. Tap on side of bowl to remove excess. Place back on parchment paper, remove toothpick and top with a pecan halve (to cover the toothpick hole). Repeat until all truffles are dipped.
  5. I like to work in two stages. It's easier if the truffles remain very cold. So I do half of them while the other half is still in the freezer. Then I work on the second half.
  6. Store truffles in an air tight container for up to 10 days. I like them best served cold, but room temperature is delicious too!

Notes

**Mixture will be crumbly. Scoop your 1Tbsp ball into your hands and press it together until it sticks. The warmth of your hands will get the corn syrup sticky and bind the truffle into a ball.

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Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies November 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

What a great idea! I’m also pie crust challenged. I’m glad I’m not alone and that I can make these tasty truffles instead! Yummm
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

No you are definitely not alone! Ha!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet November 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Aimee these are so great! Perfect for holiday parties when you want to use these traditions flavors but not have to worry about slicing pieces of pie! People can just grab and pop them in their mouths!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Thanks Nancy. I mean really, who doesn’t love truffles?!?
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

eeeeeeeeeeee I love Christmas! And I love these lil morsels!
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff November 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I agree with Nancy … love pecan pie … these are so much easier to handle! Thank you :)
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Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar November 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

These look delicious! I love the idea of a pie in a truffle. I’ve yet to try making a true pie crust (other than graham crackers) – so scary!
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen November 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm

You are right, IT IS ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS BABY! At my work we have to place our XMAS order in July and thats when I start planning menus/advertising…etc!! So it is a long time coming for me and I absolutely cannot wait to decorate!! We decorate both restaurants though so I spend about 20 + hours decorating myself, that might go easier if I could pop some of these truffles though!! Truffles are one of my favorite things because they are “popable” so I don’t feel bad eating 5 ;)
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Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker November 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Yum! I’d love to try these with the vanilla candy coating.
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

What a fun variation to pecan pie! These will be perfect to add to gifts for the holidays!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life November 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Yep, I’m crust challenged as well. It’s the amount of butter and the time commitment that scare me off:) The idea of using my food processor (LOVE that thing!) and pecans and cookies and karo … wow, that sounds incredible! I can see why truffles are so popular! And I’m super jazzed for Christmas too! Can’t wait for everyone else to join the party! :) (we do have the rule of no Christmas until after Thanksgiving … I’m singing and decorating in spirit;)
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Megan - The Emotional Baker November 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I love the ingredients you used in these. I can’t wait to try them. Also, I think it’s hilarious your husband hasn’t noticed the Christmas decorations!
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The Husband November 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

Oh…..believe me….the husband noticed. I was just nice enough to not say anything :-)

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Love that you made your name “THE HUSBAND” hahahaha!! And you did NOT notice ;)
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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor November 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Aimee, you have really out-done yourself with these truffles. I love how they are pecan pie wrapped into a small bite sized candy. I love Christmas too, and sometimes wish I could skip the Thanksgiving decorations and jump right into Christmas!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Do it! Just do it!!
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain November 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I am trying SO hard to not bust out the xmas music on my pandora stations: I keep trying to last until the day after Thanksgiving but YOU ALL MAKE IT SO HARD! :p heehee but pecan pie truffles are just what the doctor ordered for Thanksgiving dessert!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Just. Give. In.
Join the cool Christmas club ;)
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting November 13, 2013 at 2:37 am

Chances are pretty good that I could pop a few of these in my mouth!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life November 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

These look so awesome! Pie crust and I aren’t the best of friends either…I can do it, but I don’t like to. I usually just opt for the store bought! These truffles…now these I need to try. They look and sound incredible. I even have a big bag of pecans leftover from the pie I made :-)
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Gotta love Pillsbury pie crust. My BFF when it comes to pies….
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Zeo November 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
These are great for a Pecan pie fix when making a pie isn’t an option. Plus they’re very portable!
Thanks again!

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

You are very welcome!
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Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik November 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

love these!! Pinning :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Thanks Sarah :)
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Maria G. November 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

People who make such candies always amazed me! It is so tender work to create such unusual and tasty candies. I usually buy them but this time I want to try to make them for my lovely family by myself.
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

These are so easy, you can do it!
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Shelly A. November 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Could a substitute the corn syrup for Maple or Golden syrup? Corn syrup isn’t readily available in Australia. These look so so delicious!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I’ve never used golden syrup before, you may want to google a substitute for corn syrup and see if that works. Maple syrup is too strong flavored for this recipe!
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Heather @ French Press November 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I am totally pie crust challenged – so these are perfect!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Thank you Heather!
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Marti November 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

These look delicious!! I found your site on Pinterest! I’d love an invite to your Pinterest board ***Desserts- sweets & treats*** I’d love to participate! My Pinterest board is http://www.pinterest.com/martic/boards/.

Thank you!
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Vanessa November 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

Just wondering if there are any modifications for those without a food processor? And do you mean 1/2 cup of waffers once they have been ground, or before?

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Before!! You can use a blender.
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Abbie November 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

Such a cute idea! I love it.
Pinned!
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Nutmeg Nanny November 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Yum, these truffles look wonderful :) I love this recipe!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Thank you sweetie :) You leave the nicest comments!

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Anne @ Have a Cookie! November 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Pecan pie is a holiday staple in our family. I can’t wait to make these and add to the tradition!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 18, 2013 at 7:39 am

Enjoy Anne!

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Christy November 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

These are so yummy! I will be making them for Thanksgiving, since none of my “test batch” are likely to make it till then. To be honest, they probably won’t make it to the weekend!

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Mindy November 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

These were so easy to make and oh so yummy! I used Honey Nut Chex instead of the vanilla wafers, so that way they would be gluten free! I didn’t have time to dip them in chocolate so I just rolled them in powdered sugar. They were a huge hit at the party I went to this weekend. I’m definitely going to be making more of these for the holidays!

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

So glad you enjoyed them Mindy! Love the ideas you used to make them too!

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Shar November 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

YUM! I think I “like” every recipe you post :D lol

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

Thank you :)

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Amy November 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I just finished making these to take to a Thanksgiving dinner. A couple of things:
1) I found I needed to add more Karo syrup to get them to stick together.
2) I gave up trying to roll them in balls. Some are balls, some are not yet they’re all edible!
3) Mine are not *nearly* as pretty as yours, but they still look tasty – just VERY homemade!
4) Some are dipped in chocolate, some are dipped in vanilla and some are dipped in chocolate and drizzled with vanilla.
I haven’t tasted any yet, but my picky 9 year old tasted the filling and loved it. I plan on taking some to Thanksgiving and saving some for a Chanukah party I’m hosting on Saturday night since you said they last for 10 days. I’ve got them stored in containers in the refrigerator. Hope that’s right!
Thanks for all the great recipes! Happy Holidays!

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Ash November 29, 2013 at 2:06 am

I made these for Thanksgiving and wasn’t real impressed. While they had a pretty good flavor, it was way to much pecan. I think if I try them again I’ll add more of the cookies to break down the over abundance of nuts, or less nuts. Just a bit to earthy to me. I think they actually taste better without the chocolate!

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Lori gonzales November 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Pecan pie is a favorite but because of corn allergies I wonder if you could substitute honey? Similar consistency & flavor? I’m not an expert baker so wondering what you think? Thanks so much!

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Jen December 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I made these for thanksgiving and they were tasty, but I had a similar issue add a previous commenter. I had to add notably more karo syrup to make the balls hold together. I also used melted chocolate chips for the coating because I didn’t have candy coating. The chocolate chips worked out great, but white chocolate chips are not as straightforward to melt as a coating (the whole thing seized up after only a few balls were coated). Which is a bummer because the white chocolate ones were really good! :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 3, 2013 at 7:57 am

The mixture is crumbly until you start forming and pressing your balls. The candy coating DEFINITELY is a better choice for dipping the truffles as it doesn’t need to be tempered like chocolate does.

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Judy K December 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm

These are delicious and you are right, once the syrup warms up in your hands while rolling the truffles, they roll up just fine. I would like to add one tip about dipping. I have been making cakeballs, peanut butter balls, truffles for years and have developed some things that work for me. I melt my chocolate or almond bark in a large glass measuring cup in the microwave. It is deep, the glass stays warm and perfect with the handle. I always use a plastic fork to dip the balls. Take a sturdy, good quality, plastic fork and break off all the tines except one. The balls slide right off the plastic tine onto the parchement paper after dipping. I throw the ball into the chocolate, flip it once with the fork, stab it and drop onto my parchment or wax paper (foil works too). I put a dab of chocolate to cover the hole left or a decoration. Just like using a plastic knife to cut through a pan of brownies without sticking, this works like a charm when dipping cakeballs or truffles. My husband thinks it’s strange that I have several plastic forks in the drawer with one tine. He calls them our Texas Toothpicks :)

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Donna December 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

This looks delicious and I would like to try them. Just confused about the cookies…you stated vanilla wafer cookies…do you mean just plan vanilla wafers or the wafer cookies that have a cream filling between the wafers?

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I think they are actually called Nilla Wafers, not the kind with filling! Enjoy!
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Diana December 7, 2013 at 8:16 am

I love pecan pie an decided to make these little yummy looking morsels!! I do have a question: do you measure the wafers and pecans before you chop them or after?? I measured them after I chopped them an fear I messed up the ratio of karo syrup to dry ingredients. They were hard to roll into balls an the taste I was thinking I’d find wasn’t there! I will try these again, just thought I’d ask. I’ve made lots of recipes from your site an they are all wonderful!! (I’m sure this one is my error!!) Thank you an keep them coming!!!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Bummer. I measured before crushing, hope that helps!!
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Kristin December 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I feel the SAME way about Thanksgiving falling in the middle of my Christmas season. As a general rule, I decorate in the beginning of November (yes, it’s true) and my house is like a winter wonderland, filled with lights and decorations and a tree that is almost too big to fit in the house. And, yes, Christmas music as early as it can be tolerated (by others) in my house. LOVE Christmas!

Oh, and these truffles look heavenly as well! :)
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Diana December 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I commented previously that I thought I messed up the recipe. Well, I took them to a Scrapbooking gathering today so my friends could sample an give me input. They were a HUGE success!!!! So apparently it doesn’t matter when you measure (before or after chopping!!) thank you so much for the recipe!!!!!!

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Paula December 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I would love to make this for a friend but they have a chocolate allergy; is it possible to not dip them in chocolate and still keep their shape? Thanks <3 pecans…

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Diana December 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I made this recipe again last night an it is awesome!! I was little disappointed with taste first time, but not THIS time!! Cause I did it right !! Lol!! I figured the first time was my mistake, an yep!!!! It was!! These are awesome!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 19, 2013 at 7:45 am

So glad to hear they came out delicious for you Diana!! Glad you gave them another try :)

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Chandana November 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Asking a dumb question, is vanilla candy coating same as white chocolate melted?

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

No vanilla candy coating is sometimes referred to as almond bark or melting chocolate. Hope this helps.

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