These Pecan Pie Truffles are a simple but perfect replacement for a pecan pie treat!
It only takes 3 clean ingredients and about 5 minutes to make and they are a pretty darn close replica of the taste of traditional pecan pie.
Traditional pecan pie not only has a white flour/butter/shortening crust, but is made with other unhealthy ingredients with empty calories.
Here’s the ingredient list for a typical store-bought pecan pie:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Marie Callendar’s Southern Pecan Pie:
Ingredients: Filling, Corn Syrup, Eggs, Pecan, Water, Margarine (Soybeans Oil Liquid, and Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Water, Salt, Vegetables Mono and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate [Preservative], Citric Acid, Flavors Artificial Butter, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, added to protect flavor), Food Starch Modified, Flavors Artificial, Salt, Caramel Color, Crust: Wheat Flour Enriched (Flour, Niacin Vitamin B3, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Folic Acid Vitamin B9), Vegetables Shortening (Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, May Contain: Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, and/or Cottonseed Oil), Water, Dough Conditioners (Dextrose, Wheat Starch, Salt, Baking Soda, Calcium Propionate, Vegetables Shortening [Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, May Contain: Soybean Oils Partially Hydrogenated, and/or Cottonseed Oil], Sodium Bisulfite), Dextrose, Salt (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “F”
It contains GMO ingredients (soy lecithin, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn syrup), refined salt, margarine?!, and several preservatives.
A homemade recipe isn’t much better, containing typical ingredients like 3 eggs, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, butter, 1 cup white flour and shortening.
You can get the same (or even better!) pecan pie taste with the easy, healthy truffles and they’re raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contain no refine sugar!
Want more healthy truffle and ball recipes? Check out Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles, Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles, Crunchy Raw Protein Balls or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating truffle and ball recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Pecans:*
- contains naturally occurring anti-oxidants
- helps to lower cholesterol
- high quality source of protein
- contains more 19 vitamins and minerals
- excellent source of vitamin E
5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*
- natural energy booster
- high in iron content
- rich in potassium
- good source of dietary fiber
- excellent source of vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 teaspoon contains 3 g of protein and 3 g of fiber
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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