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Pecan Truffles How-To

Pecan Truffles
Make these chewy, nutty truffles to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. MORE+ LESS-
By Paula Kittelson

Unfortunately, many of us have friends or family members who are fighting breast cancer. I personally know a few people going through a rough path trying to regain their health. It is comforting to know we can personally help the cause. Selling homemade foods or hosting a party are great ways to start. Here is a recipe for delicious and chewy pecan truffles that you can share or sell to support someone you love. 

Start by grounding the pecans. Simply put them in a food processer and pulse until coarsely ground.

grind pecans

Combine sweetened condensed milk and unsalted butter in a nonstick saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Turn the heat to medium-low; continue to cook, stirring constantly, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture is thick and pulls away from the bottom and sides of the pan. You will know the mixture is ready when you tilt the pan and the mixture slides down easily. 

Add the ground pecans to the mixture and stir to combine.

create pecan mixture

When the pecan mixture is completely cool, grease your hands with unsalted butter, scoop about 1 teaspoon of the pecan mixture and roll it into a smooth ball. Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with all the pecan mixture. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes.

roll pecan mix into ball

Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate. Slowly add pink candy color (not food coloring) until the chocolate is a light pink color.

melt white chocolate

Use a dipping fork to cover truffles with the pink chocolate. 

Place the truffles back on the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with tiny white pearl sprinkles.

dip truffles in white chocolate

Return to the refrigerator to set. I put the truffles in small white boxes and tie with pink ribbon.

truffles into boxes

These are lovely and a great treat to share or sell at breast cancer awareness fundraisers!

truffles on tray with boxes