Chocolate Pecan Truffles

Pecan truffles are the perfect no-bake dessert for the Kentucky Derby, Thanksgiving or Christmas! | www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

Pecan truffles are the perfect no-bake dessert for the Kentucky Derby, Thanksgiving or Christmas! | www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (5.3 oz or 150 g) package pure butter shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 12 oz (340 g) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (21 g) cold butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 9 tablespoons (135 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) bourbon
  • 2 cups (250 g) finely chopped roasted, salted pecans

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt chocolate in microwave for 3 minutes on 50% power level, stopping to stir everything 30 seconds. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a food processor, pulse shortbread cookies until they turn into fine crumbs. Add melted chocolate and pulse until combined. Add heavy cream, bourbon and vanilla, and pulse until combined.
  3. Cover and chill 3 hours or until firm. (Mixture can be prepared and chilled up to 2 days ahead.)
  4. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls (about 2 teaspoons per ball). Roll in chopped pecans. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets. Chill 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

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