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Maple Pecan Truffles

These Maple Pecan Truffles are so buttery, sweet, crunchy, and filled with pure, amber maple syrup. The easiest truffle to make during the holiday season!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 20 -22
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
  • 16 ounces (One 16 ounce package) chocolate candy coating
  • 20-22 pecan halves

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside. Meanwhile, cream together the butter, maple syrup, and extracts together in a medium bowl with a handheld electric mixer, beating until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually add in the confectioners' sugar, beating on low speed and mixing well after each addition. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • Using a Tablespoon-size cookie dough scoop, portion out balls of truffle and place them 1" apart on the baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Melt the candy coating according to package directions, or until smooth and melted. Using a fork, dunk a truffle one at a time into the candy coating, coating it completely. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then return to the baking sheet and immediately press a pecan half on top. Allow chocolate candy coating to set completely before serving.