Friday, November 5, 2010

Pumpkin Posting Party ~ Pumpkin Truffles

Welcome back to the Pumpkin Party - it's the last day! Be sure to check out the pumpkin recipes on Wednesday's post!

Can you believe this is what I came up with? I must be crazy. I've never made truffles before (why, I do NOT know) and so I ended up making Pumpkin Truffles for my first try! Oh YES I did!! Mmmmmm...





Pumpkin Truffles

2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (if using fresh or organic, drain off any excess liquid)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon oil (I used coconut oil)

Combine white chocolate chips and cream in saucepan. Stir over low heat until chocolate melts completely. Remove from heat. Stir in pumpkin and spice until smooth and blended. Chill mixture in refrigerator until firm. Remove mixture from refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on wax paper. Place pumpkin balls into freezer for 15 minutes or so.

Combine dark chocolate chips and oil. Gently heat (in microwave or in bowl over simmering water on stove) until chocolate is melted. Dip chilled pumpkin balls into melted chocolate and coat thoroughly. Sprinkle tops with nutmeg while still wet, if desired. Place on wax paper and let sit until they set up. Store on wax paper in covered container in refrigerator.
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I'm so excited at how great they turned out! And they're really not too difficult - you can make them too! The mixture is very creamy and melts in your mouth. If you prefer it firmer, you can increase the amount of white chocolate chips in the first step. Also, these would be great dipped in white chocolate or dipped, then rolled in crushed pecans! Oh the possibilities. :)

Have you made truffles before? Are you going to give these a try?


Thanks for stopping by my Pumpkin Posting Party!  If you missed any of it, go back and check out:
 ~ Roasted Pumpkin
 ~ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
 ~ Pumpkin Recipes
 ~ Pumpkin Decor

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

Have a fantastic day friends!



10 comments:

  1. I have to say that those actually look pretty good. Great job my friend. Don't you love it when something new comes out great the first try?

    Big your first picture needed a pumpkin peeking over the bowl ever so slightly for dramatic effect size hugs to you!

    Love you my friend.

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  2. My mouth is watering. I haven't had breakfast yet so I need to do that before I see posts like this! lol

    I'm having a cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested.

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  3. What a fun idea! I adore truffles of every kind! With the pumpkin in these could we pretend that they are healthy?!

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  4. Oh those sound delish. Are you mailing some to your favorite commenters???

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  5. My husband just asked me when I'm going to make your pumpkin truffles. :) They look fantastic.

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  6. Ok - I am SO making these! They look delectable!! :)

    Thank you for visiting my site by the way!!

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  7. Man, those truffles look great! :-) So glad to have you pop over to my blog! I commented back over there, but wanted to stop over to say hi on your blog, in case you didn't get a chance to check back. I'll be posting a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread later on this week that is completely awesome. :-) Thanks for coming to my little corner of the blogworld for a visit! :-)

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  8. Okay Lisa, those look professional! Adding it to the list of things to make.... :-)

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