Duck Bacon Chocolate Truffles

Duck bacon chocolate truffles

Luscious, melt-in-your-mouth truffles made with duck bacon, toasted pecans, and milk and dark chocolate.


2015 Recipe Contest Honorable Mention, Patricia Schroedl, Jefferson, WI

Ingredients

  • 2

    12 oz. Pecans

  • 3

    3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

  • 4

    3/4 cup Heavy Cream

  • 5

    2 Tbsp. Molasses

  • 6

    1/2 tsp. Salt

  • 7

    12 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped

  • 8

    12 oz. Dark Chocolate, chopped

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place single layer of duck bacon in skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side. Remove bacon to paper towels. Repeat until all 8 ounces of bacon have been cooked.

  • 2

    Add pecans to same skillet. Stir 2-3 minutes until toasted. Remove from skillet.

  • 3

    Cut up bacon slices and place in food processor. Add pecans and brown sugar. Process, pulsing until fine crumbs. Reserve 1 tablespoon crumbs for topping truffles.

  • 4

    Heat cream, molasses and salt in saucepan until boiling. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes.

  • 5

    Spread milk chocolate in 8x8x2-inch dish or pan. Add bacon mixture.

  • 6

    Return cream mixture to simmer. Pour over milk chocolate and bacon mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is blended. Press plastic wrap over surface of chocolate. Chill 2-3 hours.

  • 7

    Remove chocolate from refrigerator. Working quickly, spoon portions of chocolate mixture and roll in palms of hands to form 3/4-inch balls. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until very firm, 20 minutes in freezer or several hours in refrigerator.

  • 8

    Melt dark chocolate in top of double boiler. Roll chilled truffles in melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper-lined surface. Sprinkle about half of truffles with reserved crumb mixture. Let stand until chocolate firms. Makes 48 truffles.

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Prep Time: 50 min; 3 hr 15 min inactive
Cook Time: 35 min
Ready Time: 4 Hours
Servings: 48