Fall is right around the corner and I am ready for crisp weather, scarves, and all things pumpkin, so when I saw this recipe from Whole Foods I had to try it. These truffles have a cool, creamy, delicious filling that tastes just like pumpkin pie! They're the perfect dessert for Halloween or Thanksgiving parties... or just to celebrate Autumn!
Pumpkin Pie Truffles
Makes about 30
1/2 cup and 2 cups white chocolate chips
1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned works great)
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of salt
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1. Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave for about one minute, stirring often.
2. Pour melted chocolate chips into a large bowl with gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, zest, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and cream cheese. Beat until smooth and chill for 2 hours or until firm.
3. Line a tray with parchment paper and melt remaining 2 cups white chocolate chips and transfer to a small, deep bowl.
4. Roll 1 heaping teaspoon of the pumpkin mixture into a ball in your hands, then drop into the chocolate. Working quickly, gently spoon the white chocolate over the truffle to coat. Using a small spoon or fork, lift the truffle out of the chocolate, shake off excess and transfer to the prepared tray. Dollop a bit of extra chocolate on any parts that remain exposed, then sprinkle a few gingersnap or graham cracker crumbs over the top, if you like.
3. Repeat process with remaining pumpkin mixture and chocolate, then chill truffles until chocolate is completely set, about 1 hour. Serve cold and enjoy!.