Healthier truffles that are rich, decadent, and satisfying!
These chocolate pecan pie truffles have a solid chocolate outer shell with a gooey center made up of Medjool dates, ghee, maple syrup, and a bit of salt (because all sweets seem to taste better with a bit of salt).
They are very easy to make! You blend the dates, syrup, and ghee together to make a thick paste, and then combine this with finely chopped pecans and sea salt. Freeze for a bit, and then make your candy balls. Put the balls back in the freezer until solid and then we’ll dip them in melted chocolate!
The end result will be solid chocolate on the outside and a creamy nutty filling on the inside.
Whenever I dip anything in chocolate, I always have some melted chocolate leftover in my bowl. Instead of trying to eat it all with a spoon before it dries, just use a spatula to pour it onto parchment paper and make some chocolate bark 🙂
After you make these truffles, check out some of my other healthy holiday treat recipes:
Want some more recipes for holiday treats? Here’s a list of 12 delicious recipes you’ll love. Happy Holidays!
- In a food processor, add your pecans and process until finely chopped. Remove and set aside.
- Next, add dates, maple syrup, ghee and water to the food processor. Blend until this forms a thick puree.
- In a bowl, add the puree, pecans and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well and freeze for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and form into balls (it may take a minute or so before you can mold them - the warmth of your hands will help form the balls).
- Put the balls back in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until solid.
- Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Once smooth, take one ball out of the freezer and dip it into the chocolate. Then place the candy onto a sheet of parchment paper.
- Repeat until all truffles are done.