Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

If you love pumpkin, these pumpkin cream cheese truffles are your new favorite treat! Best of all they are as addictive as they are easy.

Author: playdatesparties.com
Ingredients
  • 1/3 C pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cups crushed gingersnaps
  • 3 T powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 14 oz white chocolate or vanilla almond bark.
  • 1 T shortening or vegetable oil
  • Crushed gingersnaps or chopped candied ginger for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the pumpkin puree, crushed gingersnaps, powdered sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt and cream cheese in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix until combined and smooth. Chill mixture until mostly hardened.
  2. Using a teaspoon or melon ball scoop, shape mixture into balls and set on a baking sheet prepared with a sheet of parchment paper. Freeze until solid, approximately 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, combine white chocolate and shortening in a double boiler and melt until smooth. Prepare a second cookie sheet with another sheet of parchment paper.
  4. When truffles are set and chocolate is smooth, dip the balls in the chocolate mixture, placing them on a the new cookie sheet. **See dipping tips below**
  5. Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle with crushed gingersnaps or chpped candied ginger. Return to refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  6. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Tips for dipping truffles: Dip the balls in batches. If possible, keep all the rolled filling balls in the freezer, puling out no more than 10 at a time to dip. If your freezer is too small (or too full) to hold a whole tray of truffles, rotate two plates of truffles, 10 at a time, making sure that the truffles are frozen for at least 15 minutes before removing. Use two toothpicks.  One to hold the truffle while dipping and then another to gently loosen the dipped truffle onto the fresh parchment paper. Using a small spoon (baby spoons work great for this), and working quickly, add a bit more chocolate on top of the toothpick hole and smooth out.