For my grandparents I wanted to make something simple and tasty. I know that everyone gets a bucket-load of chocolate, and so it’s nice to mix it up with a bit of varied sweet. Pecan truffles use very little ingredients, relying much on the flavour of roasted pecans to make these a super tasty treat. This recipe is based on an edition of the Real Simple Magazine, but I cannot recall which edition, sorry.
- 1 cup of pecans
- 1 cup of flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup Nuttelex etc
- ½ cup icing sugar
- ½ tsp almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Bake the pecans on an oven tray for 10 minutes. Check that they don’t burn.
- In a food processor, blend the nuts into a crumb.
- In another bowl, use your beaters to beat together the butter and 2 TB of the icing sugar. Slowly beat in the flour, salt, extract and the nuts.
- Finally, roll in the remaining icing sugar – or as I did, dip in CHOCOLATE.