Pecan Truffles are a decadent chocolate caramel treat. Making these truffles at home is easier than you think, and they look and taste like chocolate truffles from an expensive candy store. Make these to gift or simply to eat—either way you’ll love these pecan truffles.
I honestly can’t tell you which of these chocolates are my favorite, these Caramel Pecan Truffles, the Mint Oreo Truffles, or the Homemade Almond Joys. Like my kids, I love every single one of them in a different way… so of course, I made them ALL this week. Why not?
These pecan truffles are so easy to make and each batch gets you a ton. If you can’t eat them all at once, just wrap them up in wax paper as you would Christmas Caramels.
When we made these, we ran out of the chocolate way before running out of caramel so of course we just cut up the caramel pieces and ate them as is with no chocolate. Such a sacrifice, right? 🙂
The Gift of Chocolates for Special Occasions
Chocolate can be the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or even if you have a friend that just could use a pick-me-up after a hard week. Homemade chocolates like these pecan truffles are especially meaningful. It’s not often that someone receives a homemade candy!
Where can I find chocolate candy cups and candy boxes?
If you are making the pecan truffles as a gift make sure to pay attention to your packaging. Receiving chocolates in a cute heart-shaped box is much nicer than a ziplock bag! Plus, your chocolates will be protected from getting squished or melted when you package them correctly.
Most kitchen supply stores that carry chocolate in bulk will also have chocolate candy cups and candy boxes available for sale. I’ve found them at stores that carry cake decorating supplies and hobby stores. You can also find here them on Amazon as well as a variety of candy gift boxes.*
What is the Best Chocolate to Use for Dipping?
I like to keep it super simple and just use Hershey’s milk chocolate bars when making these pecan truffles. If you need some chocolate-dipping tips, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the recipe. KEEP IN MIND you will need a candy thermometer for this recipe!
More Candy Recipes:
- Homemade Almond Joy
- See’s Fudge Recipe
- English Toffee
- Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Marshmallow Rocky Road Fudge
- Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl
- German Chocolate Fudge
How to Make Caramel Pecan Truffles
- 1 c. butter
- 2 1/2 c. light brown sugar
- 1 c. light corn syrup
- dash of salt
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. pecan pieces
- 2 Lbs. milk chocolate you can use 3-4 (7oz bricks of Hershey's chocolate or you can get fancy chocolate from a candy store. I just used Hershey's chocolate to dip these ones and they turned out great)
- In a medium sized sauce pan, put together butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt and bring to a boil.
- Add sweetened condensed milk, stir constantly to blend.
- Boil 15-20 min or so stirring every once in a while (and only stirring on the bottom.. don't scrape the sides) until caramel reaches about 235-240 degrees.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into a greased 9x13 glass baking dish and sprinkle pecans over the top.
- Cool for about 30 min, cover with plastic wrap, and then place in refrigerator until ready to roll and dip.
- When caramel is cooled and easy to handle, cut into 1/2 - 1" squares and roll into balls (should make about 60+ balls)
- Break chocolate into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time at 30-40% power, stirring each time.
- When chocolate is melted, remove caramel balls from fridge and dip into the chocolate using a plastic fork with the center prongs broken off (see "chocolate dipping tips" link above).
- Place dipped chocolates on the wax paper and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
- If you are not eating immediately, place chocolates in an airtight container lined with wax paper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 9x13 inch pan
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