Ditch the Pecan Pie and make them into Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles, instead! These festive pecan pie truffles are super fun to make and full of flavor from toasted pecans and a splash of bourbon!
Growing up, I was never a huge fan of pecan pie. The kid in me always preferred the extra whipped cream on top of a tiny slice of pumpkin pie. I mean, that’s the best part of pie when you’re a kid, right?! But what if you roll it up into balls and dip it in chocolate? I’m okay with it if it’s Pecan Pie Truffles!
I turned the corner on pecan pie a few years ago when my aunt Penny introduced me to chocolate pecan pie. It’s actually on my blog – I make it every single year now!! Basically, you put chocolate chips on a pie crust and top it with pecan pie filling and it creates the most delicious pecan pie ever.
Since then, I’ve been okay with the idea of pecan pie – but pretty much only if it has chocolate along with it. I mean, just look at the Double Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Bars that I posted. If adding chocolate to pecan pie is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!
These Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles are another fun take on the combination of chocolate and pecans. I basically took the delicious things about a pecan pie and made them into truffles. The graham crackers, sugar, and pecans, added some bourbon. Oh and then I rolled those in chocolate. YUM-O.
Since I made these pretty far in advance of the holiday season, I put most of them in the freezer. This way I have them on hand to pull out whenever I need a quick dessert for guests or to bring to a Friendsgiving. I also put them on a cheese plate, which was perfect for a little something sweet!
That said, I can attest that these freeze wonderfully! The ones from the freezer are just as delicious and textured as the ones that I ate on the day I made them.
So if you’re still thinking of a dessert for Thanksgiving, or even any holiday party – these Bourbon Pecan Pie Truffles are it!