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KENTUCKY DERBY PIE BITES {Pecan Truffles}

Pop a few of these Kentucky Derby Pie Bites on Derby Day or any other day! Chocolate, Bourbon, and Pecans baked like Derby Pie and then dipped in a coating of dark chocolate.

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If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

The Kentucky Derby is coming up! Are you busy planning your Derby Day Party yet?

Do you have a big hat yet? Don’t worry, I don’t either.

I’m busy getting ready to move into a new house and I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. I work best under pressure too so I usually wait until the last minute to do anything.

This is not the best plan of action but for some reason, I keep doing it! I think it works because I get distracted so easily that if I try to plan too far in advance I never get it finished. But if I wait until the last minute, everything gets done.

One thing that you will need to plan ahead a little bit, are the sweets you are serving at your Kentucky Derby Day party!

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Dark Chocolate Covered Kentucky Derby Pie Bites on a plate

DERBY PIE TRUFFLE INGREDIENTS

  • granulated sugar
  • light corn syrup
  • butter
  • eggs
  • bourbon
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • dark chocolate chips
  • toasted pecans

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HOW TO MAKE DERBY PIE BITES

FIRST: Make the derby pie: Preheat the oven to 325F. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and the butter is completely melted. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

SECOND: In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, bourbon, and salt. Mix completely. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to the eggs don’t scramble. Once all the sugar mixture is combined, add the dark chocolate chips and toasted pecans. Stir to combine.

THIRD: Pour into a lightly greased pie pan. Bake at 325F for 50-55 minutes or until the middle is set and the top is starting to brown. Remove the pie from the oven. Cool to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Once the pie is cooled completely, get ready to dip the Kentucky Derby Pie Bites.

FOURTH: Dip the derby pie bites: Scoop your Kentucky Derby Pie into small bite-sized balls. use this scooper to make uniform bites. Place the bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10-15 minutes to solidify them.

FIFTH: Melt your dark chocolate chips/wafers in a double boiler, slow cooker, or microwave while the bites are freezing.Dip your frozen Derby Pie Bites in the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Once all the bites are dipped, place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Look how pretty they turn out! All the goodness of the chocolate, pecan, and bourbon pie, enrobed in crispy dark chocolate and topped with a nutty toasted pecan. Does it get any better than this?

Maybe with a Mint Julep in the other hand?

These Kentucky Derby Pie Bites last a few days in the refrigerator in an airtight container if they don’t get eaten first.

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Kentucky Derby Pie Bites

Yield: 70 bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Pop a few of these Kentucky Derby Pie Bites on Derby Day or any other day!  Chocolate, Bourbon, and Pecans baked in Derby Pie and dipped in dark chocolate!

Ingredients

Kentucky Derby Pie

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 4 large eggs (beaten slightly)
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (buttered and salted)

For the Kentucky Derby Pie Bites Dipping

Instructions

Prepare the Kentucky Derby Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and the butter is completely melted.
  4. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, bourbon, and salt.
  6. Mix completely.
  7. Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to the eggs don't scramble.
  8. Once all the sugar mixture is combined, add the dark chocolate chips and toasted pecans.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Pour into a lightly greased pie pan.
  11. Bake at 325F for 50-55 minutes or until the middle is set and the top is starting to brown.
  12. Remove the pie from the oven.
  13. Cool to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  14. Once the pie is cooled completely, get ready to dip the Kentucky Derby Pie Bites.

Dip the Kentucky Derby Pie Bites

  1. Scoop your Kentucky Derby Pie into small bite-sized balls.  I use this scooper to make uniform bites.
  2. Place the bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze for 10-15 minutes to solidify them.
  4. Melt your dark chocolate chips/wafers in a double boiler, slow cooker, or microwave while the bites are freezing.
  5. Dip your frozen Derby Pie Bites in the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Once all the bites are dipped, place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.
  7. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 70 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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frugal hausfrau

Saturday 14th of April 2018

Seriously! Making Kentucky Derby Pie even BETTER!!! You're like the Evil Genius of the Kentucky Derby Pie - Meant in a GOOD way!! I love the idea on the nuts, too. I burn mine a lot!

Mollie

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

I used to burn mine too!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Ohmygoodness! I'd love to get my hands on these goodies! Thanks for the recipe -- they'll make an amazing treat!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Friday 6th of April 2018

Thank you!

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