The following recipe is featured on the Whole Foods®Market website.
Yield: 30 Truffles
These truffles pair pumpkin with gingersnap and graham cracker crumbs. For the best results, chill truffles until you’re ready to serve them.
- 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks
- 1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- Melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate in a double boiler over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir often to keep the chocolate from burning. Transfer to a large bowl. Add gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, zest, cinnamon, salt and cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover and chill until just solid enough to roll into balls, about 2 hours.
- Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper. Melt remaining 2 cups chocolate and transfer to a small, deep bowl. Roll 1 heaping teaspoon of the pumpkin mixture into a ball in your hands, then drop into the chocolate. Working quickly, gently spoon chocolate over to coat. Using a small spoon or fork, lift the truffle out of the chocolate, shake off excess and transfer to prepared sheet tray. Dollop a bit of extra chocolate on any parts that remain exposed, then sprinkle a few gingersnap or graham cracker crumbs over the top, if you like. Repeat process with remaining pumpkin mixture and chocolate, then chill truffles until chocolate is completely set, about 1 hour.
Per Serving:Serving size: 3 truffles, 290 calories (150 from fat), 16g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 3g protein