4 ingriedent chocolate pecan truffles

by purelytwins

a yummy simple chocolate pecan truffle made from 4 ingredients.

since our last truffle recipe was a big hit and so easy to make we thought about making another version of it. but a little different of course.

we love chocolate.

we love pecans.

we love truffles.

so why not putting them together? sounds simple right? well luckily it is! we like to refer to are truffles as cake truffles because the inside is more soft and cookie/cake like texture then a rich smooth creamy traditional truffles are.

the main ingredients are pecans and chocolate. we tried to really keep this recipe fun and super simple. we hope you like our raw cake truffles, as we gobbled them right up.

Paleo. Gluten-free. Vegan. Raw chocolate pecan truffles.

just like our other carob truffles being great for parties these pecan chocolate truffles would be great as well. even the kids can help make these!

we know truffles can seem scary or difficult to make, but promise these truffles are simple. just have a little fun with it. put some music on and get dancing in the kitchen with your truffle making party. we kept it easy by using a chocolate bar as the outside coating instead of making our own chocolate sauce.

Super easy pecan chocolate truffle recipe that’s perfect for the holidays


Raw vegan chocolate pecan truffles. Paleo. Gluten-free.

Simple truffle recipe made from 4 ingredients. Chocolate pecan truffles that are gluten-free, raw, vegan and paleo. Pecan truffles that taste like pumpkin pie with a touch of chocolate.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 truffles 1x


  • 1 cup raw pecan pieces (4oz)
  • 1 cup raw unsweetened coconut flakes (3oz)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • pinch sea salt
  • 34 pitted large, medjool dates, soaked
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

chocolate coating

  • 1 or 2 chocolate bar of choice (we picked a gluten free dark chocolate that was 70% dark chocolate – the darker the better for us), need about 6-8oz worth of chocolate


Make truffle

  1. Pace pecan pieces, coconut flakes, salt, dates, and cocoa into food processor and pulse until batter holds together. Add in nutmeg if desired, it does add a nice depth of flavor.
  2. Grab a small cookie scooper and scoop out your truffles. Roll each one in your hands to form a nice round shape. Set aside. *size will vary depending on the size of cookie scooper
  3. Next melt chocolate bar to coat truffles.
  4. Double boiling works great to melt the chocolate.
  5. What we did to melt the chocolate was take a pot on your stovetop and fill with some water, bring to a boil. place a glass bowl on top of over boiling water pot and place pieces of chocolate bar into glass bowl. With a wooden spoon stir till all chocolate is melted.
  6. Once chocolate is melted remove from heat and begin to dip pecan truffles into your melted chocolate. **we used our fingers to coat the truffles, and yes it got a little messy, isn’t that the whole point of baking is getting messy. we think so.
  7. Set on wax or parchment paper to cool. Repeat the process till all truffles are coated with chocolate.

These pecan truffles would make for a lovely holiday gift for someone you love. Especially if they love pecans!


Lori and Michelle

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Nicole @ Making Good Choices December 16, 2011 - 5:55 am

You gals inspired me with your biscotti that I actually made more truffles last night for a friend! I love the idea of packaging these up and giving them as gifts. I’ll have to try this variety…today 🙂 Are you going to post the recipe for those mini cakes that you put on facebook?

Elisabeth December 16, 2011 - 6:20 am

I never could understand why people liked chocolate so much but now that I’m older… I LOVE chocolate!

This looks delicious and if I have that chocolate bar still hanging around, I’m going to make this today. My kids are going caroling tonight and I’m needing a goodie to put in some baskets for those they go to.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 16, 2011 - 6:22 am

Um…yum! Pecans are a holiday favorite!

LizAshlee December 16, 2011 - 6:57 am

YUM!! I second that…I luv pecans. I luv chocolate. I luv truffles. What a great recipe..thanks for sharing! 🙂

Jessica LeBoeuf December 16, 2011 - 7:04 am

Pecan is not my favorite nut, but I’m sure these are delicious. I love anything with walnuts!!!

Liz @ IHeartVegetables December 16, 2011 - 7:49 am

Woaaaaaaah yes. For one, I love truffles. And two, I love recipes that don’t have 9,000 ingredients, because otherwise I can’t make them, or else I risk a trip to the store where I will spend approximately $9,000 dollars on said ingredients.

This sounds AWESOME!!!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free December 16, 2011 - 11:57 am

Love chocolate and pecans! Sounds great with the coconut!

Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 16, 2011 - 12:01 pm

I love pecans. I always keep some in the freezer since they tend to go rancid. I eat them by the handfuls!

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance December 16, 2011 - 2:30 pm

I think I like ANYTHING with chocolate, including pecans 😀 Love how simple this recipe is!

Heidi @ Food Doodles December 16, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Yummy! I loooove raw truffles. Pecans and chocolate are such a good combo and I love that you put nutmeg in these.

Sarah December 16, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Love the tuffles, great idea for a homemade gift:) My boyfriend and I are exchanging one homemade gift this year so I am making him cookie butter from Gina’s blog and I think theses truffles would be a perfect addition, thanks!

Ela December 16, 2011 - 7:52 pm

That sounds like a yummy recipe and simple too! I made a bunch of truffles yesterday, and made chocolate with cacao butter and carob/mesquite.

Hazelnut and choc together are my traditional association, but my favorite (surprise surprise) is coconut and chocolate! Otherwise, honestly I don’t much like nuts in choc–I adore dried fruit in there though.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 17, 2011 - 6:07 am

These look so fabulous! I want them!

Sorry that my computer and your RSS feed aren’t getting along. I keep trying to change things on my end and I know you’ve had some troubles on yours, hopefully the feed glitch just fixes itself.

Feed it a truffle 🙂

Heathy December 17, 2011 - 10:25 am

Yummmmy!!! I want truffles! Pecans and choccie are also one of my fave combos 🙂 xoxo

Alicia @beingLA December 17, 2011 - 3:10 pm

These look so so good. Keep the chocolate recipes coming 🙂 A girl can never have enough!

The Delicate Place December 18, 2011 - 9:18 am

yum! i do love pecans but i only tend to eat them around thanksgiving and christmas time. they definitely seem to be a festive treat in our household 🙂

Jess December 18, 2011 - 10:11 am

Just made these! Messy, but so good.

Lori and Michelle December 19, 2011 - 6:30 am


Gillian December 18, 2011 - 11:12 am

These look delicious ladies!!!!!

hihorosie December 18, 2011 - 9:12 pm

mm! These look great! And I love Divine chocolate!

jessie ann james December 18, 2011 - 11:30 pm

wow!!!! i need these! like right now! They look so good!!

Lauren December 19, 2011 - 8:06 am

Wow, those look so good! Perfect for the holidays, or everyday in my world !! 😉

Lori and Michelle December 19, 2011 - 10:00 am

Thanks Lauren!

Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles December 19, 2011 - 9:30 am

I always use two forks to coat truffles. looks tasty!

Tiffany March 19, 2013 - 1:16 am

I made these for my family. They are the toughest critics but they all loved these!! Such a nice treat and Oh So Yummy!!

purelytwins March 19, 2013 - 9:40 am

Tiffany so happy to hear this!! 🙂 HUGS


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