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White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles (That Look Like Cute Pumpkins!)

If you’re a big pumpkin spice fan, then you’ve got to sink your teeth into these tasty White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles. The filling is made with canned pumpkin puree and graham crackers, then they’re coated in a layer of white chocolate before adding decoration to look like tiny pumpkins from a patch. It’s like popping a little bite of fall into your mouth and they’re absolutely heavenly with coffee. Each year I make a big batch to pass out to friends and family who love them too.

These creamy White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles look like cute little pumpkins!

I think what makes these White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles unique is the way they’re decorated. Sure you can just coat them in white chocolate and enjoy, but you’d miss the cute festive touch. Before your white chocolate dries completely, you roll the truffles in orange sanding sugar. This gives it a pumpkin look. Adding a chocolate chip “stem” on top, with green frosting, for the finishing touch.

The best part is that you don’t need to use a candy thermometer or bake anything. It’s an easy recipe that anyone can do and it’s quite simple. The white chocolate coating doesn’t need a double burner – just purchase the type you can melt in the microwave.

They’re all about the pumpkin flavor and the melt-in-your-mouth texture that can’t be beat. I look forward to making these every single year to ring in the crisp cool fall weather.

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How To Make White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

The key to making truffles at home is being patient with the white chocolate candy coating, refrigeration time and have parchment paper on hand. The parchment paper will help prevent the truffles from sticking onto surfaces. You can find parchment paper at any local grocery or box store.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffle Recipe

I love how these White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles really look like cute pumpkins!

What To Serve With White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

I love to enjoy these with a fresh cup of coffee or a seasonal craft cocktail. Try making my Apple Pie Margarita for all of the great fall flavors everyone loves or make your own French Press Coffee for a delicious treat. The warmth of the coffee just melts away the truffles in your mouth to wash it down.

Candy Coating VS. White Melting Chocolate For Pumpkin Truffles

This White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles recipe calls for the use of white chocolate that’s specially designed to be melted. You can find it in the baking section. However, if you can’t find the white chocolate to use, you can substitute Vanilla Candy Coating. It just doesn’t give the the truffles as complex of flavor as the white chocolate does.

Crushing Graham Crackers VS. Buying Crushed Graham Crackers

For these White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles, the graham cracker crumbs help to create the texture that you bite into. If you can find it, I prefer to use Crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs that are really fine. You don’t want clumps of cracker in your truffle. However, if you can’t find them just purchase regular graham crackers. Then you can put them in a food processor to create that fine texture. 

Pumpkin filling in homemade candy

The inside texture of White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles is smooth and creamy.

How To Store Leftover White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles For Freshness

After the outside has set, you can place the truffles in an air-tight food storage container. If you want to stack the truffles, add a layer of wax paper in-between the layers. This will help prevent the truffles from sticking to each other and the decoration coming off. You can refrigerate the truffles and just let them thaw for 5 minutes before enjoying again.

Can You Freeze White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles?

Yes! You can freeze these pumpkin truffles for up to three months. I would wrap them in plastic wrap to prevent any freezer burn issues. Let them thaw for 24 hours before enjoying again.

What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Meltable White Chocolate Coating (Or Vanilla Candy Coating)
  • Yellow Food Dye
  • Red Food Dye
  • Orange Sanding Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Green Icing Pen

Tools You’ll Need: Small Scoop, Decorating TipsWilton Kelly Green Icing and Wilton Leaf Green Icing

Step-By-Step Directions To Make White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

In a medium bowl, mix together blend the cream cheese, pumpkin, confectioner’s sugar and pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated and smooth.

Pumpkin Puree and Cream Cheese Mixed Together

Add graham cracker crumbs to cream cheese mixture and use spatula to gently combine. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Adding graham cracker crumbs to the cream cheese mixture

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape tablespoons of refrigerated mixture into balls using a small scoop; arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Chill the balls for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Scooping truffles onto parchment paper

Five minutes before removing truffles from the refrigerator, prepare the white chocolate coating according to the package instructions. Add a drop each of yellow and red food dye. Stir to combine – continuing to add food coloring until desired orange color is achieved. Tip: you’ll likely need more yellow than red.

Line a large plate with parchment paper. Use a fork, or tooth pick, to lift truffles and dip into melted white chocolate. Let any excess drip off before transferring to the parchment paper-lined plate. 

Dipping truffles into white chocolate candy melts

Sprinkle with orange sanding sugar and create pumpkin “stems” by adding a chocolate chip on top.

Truffles dipped in orange melts with chocolate chip stem

Use a 67 tip for making the leaf and 5 tip for the vine, using making a green swirl on the top with green icing.

Adding stem and vine to pumpkin truffle with decorating tips

Repeat for the remaining truffles. If candy coating starts to hard or thicken, you can microwave it again for 15 seconds. Place plate of truffles in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow candy coating to harden. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles Recipe

Yield: 16 Truffles

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffle Recipe

Orange white chocolate coating and sanding sugar, with an icing stem, make these White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles look like adorable little pumpkins!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tablespoons Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Cup Graham Crackers (About 7 Crackers Crushed OR Buy Crumbs)
  • White Chocolate Coating (Or Vanilla Candy Coating)
  • Yellow Food Dye
  • Red Food Dye
  • Orange Sanding Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • Green Icing (I used Wilton Icing Colors - Kelly & Leaf Green)

Tools:

  • Small Scoop
  • 67 Decorating Tip For Leaf
  • 5 Round Decorating Tip For Vine

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, use a handheld mixer to blend the cream cheese, pumpkin, confectioner's sugar and pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated and smooth.
  2. Add graham cracker crumbs to cream cheese mixture and use spatula to gently combine. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape tablespoons of refrigerated mixture into balls using a scoop; arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Chill the balls for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Five minutes before removing truffles from the refrigerator, prepare the white chocolate coating according to the package instructions. Add a drop each of yellow and red food dye. Stir to combine - continuing to add food coloring until desired orange color is achieved. Tip: you'll likely need more yellow than red.
  5. Line a large plate with parchment paper. Use a fork, or tooth pick, to lift truffles and dip into melted white chocolate. Let any excess drip off before transferring to the parchment paper-lined plate.
  6. Sprinkle with orange sanding sugar and create pumpkin "stems" by adding a chocolate chip on top. Use a 67 tip for making the leaf and 5 tip for the vine, using making a green swirl on the top with green icing.
  7. Repeat for the remaining truffles. If candy coating starts to hard or thicken, you can microwave it again for 15 seconds.
  8. Place plate of truffles in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow candy coating to harden. Enjoy!

Notes

Refrigerate leftovers in an air-tight container, with wax paper between layers of truffles.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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