These Salted Pecan Pie Truffles have all the taste of your favorite holiday dessert in one tiny little bite! Plus, they’re made with just 3 wholesome, real food ingredients.
OK so which team are you: team pumpkin pie or team pecan pie?
Want to know something crazy? My family holidays growing up didn’t include either of these holiday classics. (I’m Ukrainian so we did eat a lot of babka, though.)
I didn’t eat a slice of pumpkin pie until I started dating my now husband and I only tried pecan pie for the first time a couple years ago!
But now between my pumpkin pie chia pudding and these insanely delicious Salted Pecan Pie Truffles lately, oh I am so making up for lost time.
[Cue: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”]
The best part? They’re made with just 3 wholesome, real food ingredients: just pecans, dates, and a bit of mineral-rich sea salt.
Plus, they’re incredibly quick to make and a perfect no-bake dessert option, which means one less dish you need to coordinate fitting into your oven’s tight schedule should you be whipping these up for your next holiday party (which I 100% recommend!).
Yep, they’re pretty darn perfect if I may say so myself.
And they’re definitely bound to be a staple treat in your house even beyond the holidays!
Now one small word of warning: you WILL want to eat every. last. one. of these Salted Pecan Pie Truffles.
And though they’re certainly healthier than, say, real deal pecan pie made with corn syrup and refined sugar, dates do contain quite a lot of natural sugars. I mean, that’s why these truffles are so darn delicious!
But if you’re looking to avoid the post-holiday sugar hangover, do keep in mind that these are a dessert.
3-Ingredient Salted Pecan Pie Truffles
Makes: About 20 1/2 tbs sized truffles
- 1 cup + 1/4 cup pecans
- 10 large medjool dates
- 1/4 tsp mineral-rich sea salt
NOTE: If you’d like to add vanilla extract or spices like cinnamon, ginger, or pumpkin pie spice, definitely go right on ahead though I have not yet experimented with these ingredients and so cannot advise on quantities.
- Add 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 tsp salt to your food processor. Chop for 10-15 seconds, or until the pecans are an almost powder-like consistency. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
- Add 1 cup pecans and the dates to your food processor.
- Puree for 30 seconds, or until a consistent “dough” starts to form.
- With clean hands, form the pecan and date “dough” into small (about 1/2 tbs) balls.
- Roll the balls into the crushed pecan and salt mixture.
- Enjoy or keep in a sealed container for up to 5 days!