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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

Kim Lange
Wouldn't these truffles make a great addition to a Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table?  We're celebrating with these rich and creamy pumpkin and cream cheese filled truffles generously dipped in white chocolate.  The truffles are perfect when you’re craving a taste of pumpkin spice.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

TRUFFLE FILLING:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs about 12 full sheet graham crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

CHOCOLATE COATING:

  • 10 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped or chips
  • optional: Extra graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, cinnamon, candies like candy corn

Instructions
 

TRUFFLE FILLING:

  • Using a mixer, mix together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until creamy. Add pumpkin pureé and beat until combined. Add graham cracker crumbs, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, mix on medium speed until incorporated for 2 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
  • Being the truffle mixture is very soft, it must be refrigerated for at least 1 hour (up to 1 day) before you can roll it into balls. Chilled truffles work better for dipping.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Scoop chilled dough in generous teaspoon amounts and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet and chill the balls for 30 more minutes.

CHOCOLATE COATING:

  • Five minutes before you take the balls out of the refrigerator, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Let the chocolate sit for a minute or two to cool slightly before dipping.
  • Remove pumpkin pie truffles from the refrigerator and dip them one at a time into the melted chocolate. Use a fork to lift the dipped ball out of the chocolate and use a toothpick (or another fork) to slide the ball off the fork onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Place balls back onto the baking sheet after you dip each one. Immediately sprinkle with crushed graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, candies or cinnamon. Allow chocolate to completely set in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Bring truffles to room temperature when serving. They are fine to sit out a few hours for parties, etc., otherwise, store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Keyword candy, cream cheese, dessert, no bake dessert, pumpkin, truffles
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