Chocolate Chip Pecan Truffles are healthy cookie truffles! Made with Nairn’s chocolate chip grahams and Millican Pecan’s scrumptious pecan butter, these truffles are guilt free and wholesome.
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I totally resisted making cookie truffles. It all started when I was looking for the bourbon ball recipe. And when I stumbled on the cookie version of the bourbon ball, I think I shut down. That’s now how I remember making them. I have since found the family recipe and made some a few years ago. I might have to make them again. They’re so good.
Since then, I’ve tried to make some rum balls, which were okay. But it was the easy ginger cookie truffles I made last year that really sealed the deal for me. Maybe it was the combination of the stem ginger grahams and the cream cheese. Whatever happened last year it was magical. Because those cookie truffles are super delicious, and I can’t wait to make them again.
What are cookie truffles?
Cookie truffles are a no bake mixture of cookies and cream cheese coated in chocolate. At least that’s the traditional recipe as I’ve found it. That’s it. Three ingredients. Now, you can add more ingredients based on the complexity of the flavors you’re looking for. But the basic recipe is cookies, cream cheese, and chocolate coating.
There are kid and adult version of these truffles. The adult version has alcohol mixed in with the cookies. Sort of like the Black Forest rum balls I made. I was going for a cordial cherry with those suckers. They tasted so good and perfect for the holidays.
This year Nairn’s sent use delicious chocolate chip oat grahams. Don’t let the oat graham fool you, though. These cookies are 100% delicious chocolate chip flavor. And with all the healthy ingredients in their biscuits you won’t feel guilty.
Since the cookie truffles I made last year were so delicious, I couldn’t wait to try another batch with these chocolate chip oat cakes. But I wanted to add in another layer of flavor with these chocolate chip cookie truffles. For this reason, I opted for the pecan butter from Millican Pecans.
What is pecan butter?
I’m sure with all the other nut butters out there you can imagine with pecan butter is. It’s a nut butter made with pecans. It has all the maple and sweet flavor of pecans in a creamy, spreadable form. That is slightly addictive. I’m just going to warn ya on that one.
Pecan butter is healthy. It has all the nutrition of the pecans which are quite healthy. And this pecan butter isn’t like your standard peanut butter that has a ton of added sugar and stuff in there. This is wholesome and contains pecans and a little salt. That’s it! You can’t get more wholesome that than that!
Yes, I had them in the freezer. I wanted the chocolate to set quickly so I could photograph these. Because I had a hard time not eating them all. The simple flavors of the chocolate chip oat grahams combined with the maple sweetness of the pecan butter makes these irresistible. Add in the slight tang of the cream cheese and the dark chocolate coating. All these flavors combine to make for a delicious bite of healthy yum!
What do chocolate chip pecan truffles taste like?
Just look at those little bites of delicious goodness in these chocolate chip pecan truffles. They are super creamy and delicious wrapped in a dark chocolate shell. I chose dark chocolate to maintain the healthy aspect of these cookie truffles.
I’m not the best at coating things in chocolate. I almost had a melt down (pun intended) when I tried to coat these the first time. I bought a package of the melting chocolate. Except, it was milk chocolate and, well, it didn’t really melt. I followed the directions on the package, but it just wouldn’t thin up enough for me to dip these in there.
So, I splurged and got the good dark chocolate chips. Sometimes, the ingredients really do make that much of a difference. I mean, I’ve used that melting chocolate before, but this time neither package worked out for me. So, make sure you get the good, dark chocolate for these truffles. It will make all the difference in dipping and flavor.
- 5.64 ounces Nairn's Chocolate Chip Oat Grahams
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 cup pecan butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
- Combine the Nairn’s chocolate chip oat grahams with the cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add the pecan butter, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and process until it forms a ball.
Scoop the truffle mixture into teaspoon sized balls. Place on a baking sheet and put in the freezer until firm.
- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minutes on half power. Stir the chocolate. If there are still some large chunks, heat for additional 30 second intervals at half power.
- Stir the chocolate until smooth and melted.
- Dip each truffle into the chocolate and place on a baking sheet.
- Refrigerate until firm and serve.
Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 234Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 14mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 16gProtein 3g
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