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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Pumpkin Truffles – The classic fall pie bite sized and coated with white chocolate! Pass around a plate of Pumpkin Pie Truffles after Thanksgiving dinner this year.

If you love homemade candy for the holidays, be sure to give our Pecan Pie Truffles a try too!! Or for more of a classic recipe, our easy Chocolate Truffles are a hit year round.

Pumpkin pie truffles on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Why this Recipe is Best

Everyone loves truffles. Almost as much as everyone loves pie.

Why not surprise your Thanksgiving guests with these cute little bites of pumpkin pie to finish the meal? These are easy to make and even easier to transport.

When you want the great taste of pie but don’t want to mess with rolling a crust, baking, or cutting it into pieces, it’s Pumpkin Truffles to the rescue!

From around September to January, I go crazy with the pumpkin recipes. I can’t help it.

Pumpkin is so versatile that you can use it in everything from savory Pumpkin Chili to Pumpkin Pie Smoothies.

I love that it adds Vitamin A and some fiber to my dessertstoo! Not that I eat dessert for the health benefits, but if you’re going to have truffles, it’s nice to know you’re squeezing in some vitamins, too.

The pumpkin recipe I’m sharing today can be made in two ways:

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

or

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Whether you’re making it as fudge or as truffles, it starts with the same ingredients and method.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make pumpkin spice truffles.
  • Pumpkin Puree– I find that canned pumpkin has less moisture than homemade, so that makes a difference in how it sets up properly! Be sure to choose pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • Sugar– can’t have candy without sugar! Today’s recipe uses a combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Spices– cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Or swap all of those for 3 tsp of pumpkin pie spice blend!
  • White chocolate morsels– don’t go off brand here, as taste matters. I love using Ghirardelli white chocolate morsels!
  • White Chocolate melting wafers– again, you can choose the cheap stuff, but I highly suggest for best results to use Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers. My second choice would be Vanilla Candiquik.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make pumpkin spice truffle filling.
Step by step photos showing how to dip pumpkin truffles.

1. Make the filling. Bring the pumpkin mixture to a boil for 8-10 minutes. Add the white chocolate, marshmallow and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.

2. Chill the truffle filling. Refrigerate the truffle filling for one hour (or up to 24 hours) before moving to the next step.

3. Shape the truffles. Using a 1Tbsp cookie scoop, shape truffles into balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

4. Freeze or chill truffles. After shaping the truffles, freeze or chill for one hour.

5. Dip in white chocolate. Using a toothpick, dip frozen (chilled) truffle into melted white chocolate. Tap the side of the bowl to remove excess coating and return the truffle to baking sheet to set.

6. Decorate. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and melted orange candy wafers for a fun fall look!

Recipe FAQs

How do you store Pumpkin Pie Truffles?

Once your pumpkin pie truffles have been dipped, store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Can you freeze pumpkin truffles?

Yes! Freeze pumpkin truffles in airtight container or ziploc freezer bag for up to 2 months, for best flavor. Thaw in refrigerator.

What kind of chocolate is best for truffles?

Make sure you choose a good melting chocolate with delicious flavor. I choose Ghirardelli melting wafers because they taste amazing, and they melt smooth which makes for easy dipping!

Pumpkin truffle with bite removed.

Tips & Tricks

  • Minimize the mess: Parchment paper is a life saver for those of us who love making truffles but hate sticky messes. Always line your prep surfaces with parchment when you’re dealing with dipping things into melted chocolate. Clean up is a breeze!
  • Shaping truffles: If your truffles aren’t coming out exactly round, use your hands to gently shape them into round balls before freezing on the baking sheet.
  • Chocolate coating: Milk or dark chocolate candy coating could easily substitute for the vanilla candy wafers in this recipe. The truffles will have less of a strong “pumpkin pie” taste but chocolate + pumpkin is always a delicious choice, too.
  • Cookie topping: Skip melted dark chocolate and orange coating and sprinkle with crushed gingersnap cookies or graham cracker crumbs immediately after dipping in white chocolate.
Pumpkin pie truffles in a parchment paper lined bowl.

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Yield: 4 dozen

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Pumpkin Truffles - The classic fall pie bite sized and coated with white chocolate! Pass around a plate of Pumpkin Pie Truffles after Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 3 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 20 marshmallows (regular sized)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • 4 oz Ghirardelli dark chocolate wafers
  • 4 oz Wilton orange melting wafers

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, heavy cream, pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Stir and bring to a boil. Continue to boil over medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in white chocolate morsels, marshmallows, and vanilla extract until melted. Mixture will get thick and dull. Pour into a mixing bowl (or use a hand-held mixer) and beat for about 2 minutes until smooth consistency.
  3. Refrigerate to set about 60 minutes.
  4. Using a small scoop, or tablespoon, scoop out balls of fudge, roll, and place on baking sheet. Freeze truffles for an hour before dipping.
  5. Once all fudge is rolled, melt the white chocolate wafers according to package directions. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into the melted white chocolate, tap the side of the dish to let the excess run off, then set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat for all truffles.
  6. Melt dark chocolate and orange candy melts in two bowls according to package directions. Spoon into a ziploc bag and snip off the corners. Drizzle each color over the top of the truffles.
  7. Refrigerate for best flavor!

Notes

  • Minimize the mess: Parchment paper is a life saver for those of us who love making truffles but hate sticky messes. Always line your prep surfaces with parchment when you're dealing with dipping things into melted chocolate. Clean up is a breeze!
  • Shaping truffles: If your truffles aren't coming out exactly round, use your hands to gently shape them into round balls before freezing on the baking sheet.
  • Chocolate coating: Milk or dark chocolate candy coating could easily substitute for the vanilla candy wafers in this recipe. The truffles will have less of a strong "pumpkin pie" taste but chocolate + pumpkin is always a delicious choice, too.
  • Cookie topping: Skip melted dark chocolate and orange coating and sprinkle with crushed gingersnap cookies or graham cracker crumbs immediately after dipping in white chocolate.
  • Storage: Store pumpkin spice truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Or freeze for up to two months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1 truffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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As a Halloween treat or Thanksgiving dessert, everyone loves Pumpkin Truffles!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 17, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love these cute little pumpkin pie truffles! It is so easy to make and it looks so fancy and so delicious! My kids enjoyed it so much, I might actually make some more for Christmas giveaways. This is so perfect for the holiday season. Thanks!

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