Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

These raw Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles are irresistibly chewy, delicious, and boozy. Better than traditional chocolate truffles!

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Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Hello everyone. I hope you’re doing very well. After all, it’s Thursday, and we can see light at the end of the tunnel (I mean Friday, obviously!) Just kidding – it’s been a nice week so far. Still, who does not need some indulgence for your Friday night?

Indeed, I realized I haven’t shared any sweet recipe for a while. Since February 22, specifically. So let’s enjoy these Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles for a change!

This year, I have been on a raw truffles kick. So far, I have shared only one recipe for these Healthy Prune Walnut Candy, but there will be few more delightful ideas.

Are Healthy Truffles Really Healthy?

Let’s get it straight, though. While you can often hear “healthy” describing raw truffles, that’s not entirely accurate. Yes, they are refined sugars-free which is a great thing. They are also packed with protein and dietary fiber. However, keep in mind that they contain lots of fruit sugar and fats. I didn’t look into this matter, but I believe that in terms of sugar, calorie, and fat content, these raw truffles could easily offer much more that traditional chocolate truffles.

As always, the name could be quite deceiving. You get a dairy-free and refined-sugar free dessert, but you will get fruit sugar instead. You get more healthy fats, protein, and fiber, but the calorie intake could be much bigger. The bottom line? Moderation, as always.

Honestly, moderation isn’t our thing. We are rarely able to stretch a dessert for a couple of days or freeze it. We see it – we need to make it disappear soon! lol. Not the best thing, I know. So while I love all these raw truffles, I now make a batch no often that twice a month, so this doesn’t hurt too much. You can always divide this recipe in half, especially if you have never tried raw truffles. 10 balls are more than enough!

Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Back to these Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles! Do you already feel how delicious they are?! The combination of bourbon, pecans, and coconut is quite traditional and favourite, and I must admit it’s scrumptious. I was not too shy with the bourbon, so it hits you right away. I don’t meant it knocks you down, but you will feel right away the warming bourbon notes. Needless to say, the texture profile is here too! But addictive, trust me.

I hope you like these Bourbon Date Pecan Truffle, and you will give them a try soon. Have a lovely weekend.

Cheers for now.

Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert


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These raw Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles are irresistibly chewy, delicious, and boozy. Better than traditional chocolate truffles!


  • 300 gr. pitted Medjool dates (about 17 dates) *See Notes

  • 1 cup pecans, toasted

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut

  • 3-4 tbsp. bourbon

  • Optional: some extra coconut or/and dark cacao powder, for coating


  • If your dates are dry, soak them for 15 minutes in warm water, then drain very well. Skip the step if they are soft and meaty.
  • Place the dates, pecans, coconut, and bourbon in a cup of your blender. Process (pulse), occasionally helping to get the mixture together by scaping with a spatula. Keep going until the desired consistency. Optionally, you can add a pinch of salt or cinnamon.
  • The mixture will remain slightly sticky. Shape small pieces into balls and if desired, coat them in the cacao or / and coconut. Enjoy right away or chill in the refrigerator.


  • Please note that 300 gr. refers to already pitted dates. You can take other types of dates, but since they all vary in size, 17 dates as a reference point will not be accurate; stick to the grams.

12 thoughts on “Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

  1. Shannon says:

    You make such a great point Ben about even the healthier desserts being calorically dense. I think that’s often overlooked. And you are so right, it all comes down to moderation. And I can tell by looking at your delicious Bourbon Date Pecan truffles that I would have a very difficult time not eating the whole batch in one sitting! Wow these look delicious! Excellent flavor combo here. ?
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    I hear ya about desserts and making them disappear, Ben! That’s why the curling club was always so helpful – I had an easy way to make desserts disappear so they wouldn’t be sitting there staring at me in the kitchen.

    I love the flavors you’ve used in these truffles…especially the bourbon! Bourbon and pecans go so well together. I know I would love these – especially if they are served with a glass of bourbon!
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