Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Pecan-Butter Truffles

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: About 40 truffles.
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2 1/2 cups toasted pecan halves


3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar

1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Finely chop 1/2 cup pecans. In a food processor grind remaining 2 cups pecans with a pinch of salt, occasionally scraping down side of bowl, until pecans release their oil and mixture becomes a smooth paste, about 3 minutes. Transfer pecan paste to a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients until combined well. Form level teaspoons of pecan butter into balls and roll, no more than 2 at a time, in chopped pecans, pressing pecans gently to make adhere. Chill truffles, in layers separated by waxed paper, in an airtight container at least 1 hour, or until firm, and up to 4 days.;