Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles

Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Freeze Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
30 truffles


  • 5 ounce bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa butter), chopped

  • 5 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup finely crushed gingersnaps

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Dash kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder or finely crushed gingersnaps


  1. In a small bowl combine bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate. In a small saucepan cook and stir 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup crushed gingersnaps, cream cheese, pumpkin, powdered sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, and salt. Cover and chill about 1 1/2 hours or until firm. Divide mixture into 30 portions, using about 1 rounded teaspoon for each; shape each portion into a ball. Freeze for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper; set aside. In a medium saucepan cook and stir the remaining chocolate mixture over medium-low heat until melted and smooth.

  3. Using a fork, dip frozen balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet.* Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.


The melted chocolate may start to harden slightly while dipping the truffles. To keep the chocolate easy to work with, reheat occasionally over medium-low heat so it stays melted and smooth.

To Store:

Layer truffles between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 63mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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