Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

*Tip:

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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