Pecan Pie Eggnog Truffles

I have a confession to make: we have already decorated our tiny apartment with Christmas decor and we’ve been listening to Christmas music for the past two weeks. Which also means that my mind  has been filled with sugarplums and fairies and all sorts of holiday treats.

These Pecan Pie Eggnog Truffles are the first treats to come out of my kitchen. Smooth dark chocolate enrobe a buttery filling of roasted pecans and graham cracker crumbs, with subtle creaminess and spice provided by eggnog. The eggnog cements these truffles into the decadent holiday dessert category, and the bright red nonpareils add just a touch of whimsy.

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