Pumpkin Pie Truffles

by Kelli on October 16, 2013

These truffles are everything you love about pumpkin pie cheesecake covered in a dark chocolate shell

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I just started going to Bikram yoga again.  And by that I mean, last night was my second class back.  I’ve been planning my return for months.  I bought a package of classes back in May with hopes of incorporating Bikram, with triathlon training over the summer.  I went once.  So much for that plan.

Hopefully this time around I’m a little more successful.

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I’m not a natural at yoga.  I’m sooo far from it.

Last night with five minutes of class remaining, my stomach let out an audible growl. Like, feed me now, audible.  I willed my stomach to stay quiet, as my brain started to rev its engine.  All I could think about was food…what should I make for dinner tonight-maybe I should get a green juice on the way home-or maybe I should get a smoothie-no green juice sounds better-I wonder if we have any of the good cheese left at home-did I finish editing my blog post for tomorrow-wait! pumpkin truffles!!-{audible gasp} there’s still one pumpkin truffle left in the refrigerator-please let it be there when I get home, please let it be there when  get home.

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I used to have a hard time envisioning pumpkin and chocolate together…until last month when a loaf of Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread changed everything.  I was instantly enamored!

If you’re not sure about a pumpkin-chocolate mash up we need to talk these Pumpkin Pie Truffles will win you over!

The truffles are everything you love about pumpkin pie cheesecake – creamy pumpkin, warm pumpkin pie spice, cream cheese, and of course, the graham cracker crust – covered in a dark chocolate shell.

I know my truffles aren’t the prettiest things – I have yet to master perfectly rounded, smooth, beautiful truffles.  Although, the second your teeth break through the dark chocolate shell and sink into the pumpkin filling you won’t give a second thought to what these things look like!

Top your truffles with graham cracker crumbs, or use festive sprinkles to make these a fun Halloween or Thanksgiving treat!

These truffles are everything you love about pumpkin pie cheesecake covered in a dark chocolate shell! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com #pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Yield: Makes approximately 18 truffles

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (about 8 full crackers) graham crackers crumbs, finely crushed, plus more for garnish
  • finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 ounces good quality dark chocolate, melted

Instructions

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla, and use an electric mixer to beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined. Stir in the crushed graham cracker crumbs. Place the bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes - this will make the filling easier to work with.

Remove the filling from the freezer. Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out approximately 1 tablespoon of filling and roll between your palms to form round balls. Place on a wax-paper or parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remainder of the filling. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Again, this will make the truffles easier to work with.

Once the truffle filling is frozen, add the chocolate to a double boiler and melt until smooth over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Use a spoon to place the rolled truffle filling in the melted chocolate, and roll until it's completely covered. Carefully remove the covered truffle and place on a new wax paper or parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with a pinch of graham cracker crumbs. Repeat with the remaining balls.

Serve immediately. Store in the refrigerator.

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Enjoy!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy @ Elephant Eats October 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Oh my gosh, I hate when my stomach growls loudly! haha. And I don’t go to the gym anymore (in favor of lots of walking) but when I used to I would always think about what I’d eat when I got home :) I am SO making these…they sound amazing! I totally love your halloween candy cup papers too!

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Kelli October 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Working out outside is the best….and so is ending your workout with truffles! #winning

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Julia October 16, 2013 at 11:21 AM

YES and YES! I’ve been meaning to make pumpkin truffles but got lazy about looking up a recipe. I’m loving these gorgeous treats and love your mind-reading powers!

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Kelli October 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Ha….that sounds like me last year! You will love these little gems!

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM

OMG! These are too fun! I give you major props for doing Birkam! I did it once and thought I would die!

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Kelli October 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Thank ya! If we’re being honest, for every Bikram class that feels awesome, there’s 2 where I feel like I’m going to pass out/puke/die. I’m secretly hoping if I keep going I’ll be like the bendy, stretchy girls in the front of the room….or I’m just a glutton for punishment. Either way, if I come home to truffles it’s a win!

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Olena@iFOODreal October 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Oh yum. OMG. I love cheesecake truffles!!! Pinning.

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Kelli October 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Thanks for pinning!

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ashley - baker by nature October 17, 2013 at 10:16 AM

I LOVE that you pumpkin pied truffles! Like, so MUCH! xo

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Kelli October 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Thanks…I’m kinda really digging it too :)

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Anna @ Garnish with Lemon October 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Who cares what truffles look like if these taste half as amazing as they sound? You can make candy for me anytime, Kelli. :)

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Kelli October 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Haha, I like the way you think! Thanks, Anna!

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Melissa November 26, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Could these be made without the graham cracker crumbs?

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