Enjoy pumpkin pie in a single bite, covered by delicious dark chocolate. These Pumpkin Truffles are the perfect fall treat!
Every year after our Thanksgiving feast, I cut myself a teeny tiny slice of pumpkin pie. I enjoy it, but an entire piece can be too much. Which is why I love pumpkin desserts with minimal bits of pumpkin. These Pumpkin Truffles have the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor. They are a perfect replacement for pumpkin pie for people like me who may not love eating a gigantic slice of it.
If you are looking for a toned-down version of pumpkin pie that you can easily eat in a single bite, these truffles need to be put on your fall menu pronto! I love coating them with a really good quality dark chocolate, but almond bark or white chocolate taste great, too.
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HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN TRUFFLES
Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, pumpkin, 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs and pumpkin pie spice and beat until creamy. Place bowl in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Place a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Remove the bowl from the fridge and form the mixture into balls using your hands. They should be approximately 1 inch in diameter. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. When all of the balls have been formed, place the baking sheet into the fridge for 20 minutes.
Pour the chocolate chips into a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until creamy. Add pumpkin balls to the melted chocolate and roll around until covered. Remove with a fork and place back onto the wax paper. When finished, refrigerate for 1 hour (minimum) before serving!
RECIPE TIPS: MAKE THE BEST EVER PUMPKIN TRUFFLES!
The smaller you roll the balls of pumpkin, the easier they are to roll in the chocolate (and the easier they are to eat). Aim for a 1-inch ball, maybe even a touch smaller.
Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. The chocolate will get soft if they sit at room temperature for too long.
Make sure you freeze the pumpkin mixture for a minimum of 20 minutes before rolling into balls, but for no longer than 30 minutes. It needs to be hard enough for rolling, but not completely frozen.
I personally like using a more expensive brand of chocolate (like Ghirardelli) for recipes like this one for a smoother, creamier texture.
White chocolate or a candy coating (almond bark) would be a great replacement for dark chocolate!
Use a fork as a dipping tool for coating the pumpkin mixture in chocolate.
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I hope you enjoy these delicious pumpkin bars! Did I mention how good your house will smell while they’re baking? For more delicious pumpkin fall treats, check out these delicious recipes!
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