Sea Salt Pecan Truffles {Paleo, Vegan}

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FULL of sweet and salty pecan flavor, these truffles are bites of chocolate covered BLISS. With just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, these truffles are an easy dessert for holiday entertaining! (no-bake! Gluten/Dairy-Free)Pecan-Truffles (Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

With the first BITE, I was officially OBSESSED. These… truffles… are SOOO good! I couldn’t believe something so *simple* could taste SO incredible.

Truffles make the ideal finger-food for a holiday dessert table. {No refrigeration required!} And they look so pretty. Pretty and delicious enough to wrap up as a gift! Homemade treats are the best!

Time for a DATE Night

I had totally forgotten how much I LOVE dates! They’re full of sweet, chewy MAGIC.
Blending nuts with dates makes chewy sticky dough of deliciousness that’s also wholesome! Dates are rich in fiber and nutrients. No empty sugar calories in these bliss bites. You get a boost of vitamins, minerals and protein, to boot! Yay for healthy treats 😄Pecan-Truffles (Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Layers of Flavor

Pecans and chocolate have been a long time favorite (like this Chocolate Turtle Pie!!) And now it’s BITE SIZE and better than ever.

Adding a generous amount of salt with the sweetness of the caramel-like dates and buttery crisp pecans, plus a chocolate shell is like an adventure of flavor in your mouth!

Unrefined salt brings out the sweetness and balances the flavors while adding an indescribable complexity. It’s just crazy delicious!

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5 Ingredients & 5 Minutes

These are way TOO easy to make. I actually wish they were more complicated and time consuming, haha! Why?? So then I wouldn’t be tempted to whip up a batch at a moment’s notice.

You only need a handful of ingredients (pecans, dates, coconut and salt) and your favorite chocolate to coat them in. That’s it! Pulse in a food processor. Scoop, roll, dip.

Waiting for the chocolate to harden is the hardest part! ha.

(Or you can do what I do while you’re waiting– lick up every last crumb from from the food processor, blade, spatula, cookie scoop.. everything! lol. Don’t waste a single scrumptious bit.)Pecan-Truffles (Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

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Sea Salt Pecan Truffles {Paleo, Vegan}

Flavorful toasted pecans blended with sweet sticky dates in a chocolate shell. Bites of pecan BLISS.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 truffles

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 3/4 cup medjool dates - 8
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • Generous pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate - for coating (or homemade chocolate)
  • coarse sea salt - for garnish

Instructions

  • Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until fine crumbles form. Add a splash of water at the end to help it blend.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make 10 balls (see notes) Roll in your hands to smooth out.
  • Melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave in 30 sec intervals. or use a double boiler. (See notes to make homemade chocolate)
  • Dip each ball in chocolate and turn to coat. Place truffles on a plate lined with parchment. Chill for 5 minutes then drizzle on remaining chocolate and sprinkle with large flake sea salt.
  • Freeze for 10 minutes or until chocolate has hardened. ENJOY!

Notes

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I have used this Cuisinart Food Processor for many years. It works great!
I highly recommend medjool dates, and *toasted* pecans for the ultimate flavor. You can easily toast your pecans by heating them on a dry skillet over medium for about 5 minutes until fragrant.
A cookie scoop makes these uniform in size and shape. But you can also use a measuring spoon and make them smaller. Anywhere from 1 tsp to 1 heaping Tbs would work. 1/2 Tbs size = 20 truffles. 1 heaping Tbs/cookie scoop = about 10 truffles.
To toast your pecans, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until fragrant and golden, tiring occasionally. Watch them so they don't burn.
To make your own chocolate, mix together all ingredients in a small bowl:
2 T coconut oil, melted
2 T cacao
1 T maple syrup
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
Pinch of pink salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
 
For longer storage, keep truffles refrigerated for 1-2 weeks or frozen, tightly wrapped for 1-2 months (if you even have any leftovers, ha!) These are Amazing straight from the freezer, too! 
 
This recipe easily doubles or triple size to feed a crowd.
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6 comments

  1. Caitlin Stevens says:

    Do you think these could be mailed and still be good? I would like to send some to my sister in Seattle (I’m in charlotte)

  2. Arlene says:

    I don’t like coconut . Can I leave it out or is there something I can substitute for it? This recipe looks delicious, otherwise!

    • Emily says:

      You can probably replace it with more pecans or sub 2 Tbs almond or cashew butter.

      Ps you can’t taste the coconut flavor or texture in these 🙂 It adds sort of a shortbread flavor and it helps the firm up the dough.

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