Monday, October 12, 2009

Just Another Reason To Put Off The Diet Another Day...

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles....OMG!

Prep time: 30 min | Makes 30 truffles

1/2 cup white chocolate chunks, wafers or chips
2 cups white and/or milk chocolate chunks, wafers or chips
1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 ounces cream cheese, softened

The recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest (shavings from the skin of an orange). You can use a zester or the smallest part of your grater and scrape the outside of the orange. Do not go too deep, you only want the orange skin, not the white layer underneath.

In a large bowl add the pumpkin, softened cream cheese and orange zest...

Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat or in a small bowl in the microwave as instructed on the package and add to the pumpkin mixture.

In a small bowl mix the gingersnap crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add to the pumpkin mixture and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Cover and chill until solid enough to roll into balls, about 2 hours.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1 teaspoon pumpkin mixture at a time and roll into balls. Set them on one of the baking sheets. It seems like there is not much filling in the bowl but don't make the balls too big, a little bit goes a long way when you eat them. (I used a melon ball scoop to size mine and it worked great).

Set some gingersnap crumbs nearby to sprinkle on top.

Melt the remaining chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, transfer to a small, deep bowl. Drop one pumpkin ball into the chocolate at a time, gently spoon chocolate over to coat. Using a small spoon or fork, lift the truffle out of the chocolate, let any excess drip off and transfer to the other baking sheet. Sprinkle a few crumbs on top. Once finished, chill truffles until chocolate is completely set, about one hour.

Mmmmmmmmm.....Sooooooooooooo DE-LI-CIOUS!!!


  1. Looks yummy & pretty! I went to Godiva today and they gave me 4 free truffles for being a preferred customer (I know, bad!!!) and I think I should get a medal because 7 hours later the truffles remain uneaten in my fridge due to my diet! Love your blog.

  2. I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!