Cook bacon slices until very crisp. Drain, then crumble or chop into small pieces once cooled. Set aside.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, powdered sugar, and maple flavoring until smooth.
Stir in chopped pecans and most of the bacon crumbles (remember to save some for garnishing the finished truffles!)
Place bowl in refrigerator for half an hour to let it firm up a bit.
When chilled, shape the dough into 1 inch balls, by rolling the dough between your hands (yes, it might be a bit messy...) Place the dough balls onto a wax paper or foil lined baking sheet and place into freezer for about half an hour or so. (You want the dough to be very chilled before dipping in chocolate).
While dough is in freezer, make the chocolate/butterscotch coating. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips (30 seconds on HIGH. Stir. 30 seconds on HIGH. Stir again. Watch carefully so that you don't burn the chocolate. At this point the chips should be melted and smooth after stirring the second time; if not, microwave an additional 15 seconds, then stir again.
Dip dough balls into coating mixture one at a time (I insert a toothpick into the dough ball, dip, cover with coating then remove, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. You may find it helpful to use a spoon to help coating the truffle. Place each coated truffle onto wax paper or foil-lined baking sheets. Remove the toothpick after each one, and re-use on the next truffle.
When all have been coated, hide the toothpick hole with a small bit of chocolate coating, then sprinkle (while it is still wet) with a few bacon crumbles for garnish.
Let truffles sit until chocolate firms up. Place each truffle in a candy paper wrapper, if desired. Store in a covered container in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened and is ready to serve. These truffles are at their best when completely chilled.
Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 158Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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