You’ll swoon over these delicious pecan pie truffles that are haunted by the mocha flavor and crispy toasted pecans. A fresh shot of espresso paired with rich dark chocolate were born to be together. The coffee makes the chocolate flavor jump right to the forefront in these truffles. Making these mocha jewels also offers big rewards with so little effort in the kitchen. If you love pecan pie, coffee and chocolate, this one is sure to satisfy your cravings.
Mocha Pecan Pie Truffles
Ingredients: Yield: 24 truffles
2½ cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (from about 8 whole graham crackers)
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup brewed espresso
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
chopped toasted pecans or flaky sea salt for topping, if desired
In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt until well combined. Add maple syrup, espresso and vanilla, stirring thoroughly.
Form mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours. (I use a small ice-cream scoop to form into the walnut-sized balls.)
Put chopped chocolate in a medium stainless steel bowl and set over a pot of simmering water. Stir constantly, until chocolate melts.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate, then place onto prepared baking sheet. Top with pecans or flaky sea salt, if using. Allow to sit for 15 minutes or until firm.