Something pretty awesome happened over the weekend.
I made roasted, salted, pecan butter and then I covered it with chocolate to make some pretty awesome truffles. Well, actually I am not sure it is really a truffle. More like chocolate covered pecan butter balls, but I just really like the word truffle. It sounds fancy…….and Christmassy!
On Saturday and I am not really sure why. I made Pecan Butter. For the first time. Whoa! I can not believe I have never made this before. Two words easy and delicious.
Honestly, I am not really sure when I decided to turn the pecan butter, that I very randomly decided to make, into chocolate covered balls, err I mean truffles.
It was kind of like a light bulb went off and my head. Then that light bulb would not shut of until I made the truffles. So I did it. Really did I have another choice?
The dough is so creamy and moist. Not dry at all. Very, very creamy. So creamy that in order to cover the balls with chocolate you have to freeze the dough balls so they can harden up a bit. Then you dunk, and yes I mean dunk, those balls in some melted chocolate. I am talking complete coverage. not half, not 3/4, submerge those creamy little presents! I mean why on earth would you want a bite without chocolate? Yeah, I got you thinking now didn’t I?
Obviously, these truffles are dangerous.
Stopping with just one. Or two. Or three. It is just not possible.
I mean really…. salty and sweet pecan butter and chocolate.
*I am entering these Chocolate Covered Pecan Butter Truffles in the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!“