Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Truffles

Delicious, smooth chocolate ganache with a
hint of pumpkin and spice - that describes
these fun pumpkin truffles.

Shaped to look like pumpkins and enrobed in marzipan

Or left uncovered and rolled in cocoa powder or
chopped nuts.

Pumpkin truffles have been a tradition for years at
Purple Chocolate Home.  This is another recipe
that Joni and I have made together.

They are super easy to make and even more fun to
let melt in your mouth.

(These were placed on a chocolate cake with cocoa
and nut covered truffles on the side.)

Pumpkin Truffle Recipe

2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 C. pumpkin puree
4 oz. cream cheese
1 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

7 oz. marzipan (find it in baking aisle)
paste food coloring

Melt the chocolate chips for 1 minute in the microwave,
stir and melt for an additional 20 seconds.  Stir again.
Chocolate is easy to melt in the microwave as long as
you use a microwave safe bowl and stir after the first
minute and then every 30 seconds after. 

Whisk in the remaining ingredients. 

 Spoon into an 8x8
inch pan lined with parchment paper.  Refrigerate until firm.
Using a little flour on your hands, roll into 3/4 inch balls.

Color 3/4 of the tube of marzipan
with orange paste food coloring and 1/4 with green
paste food coloring.  Flour your hands a little and using
about a 1 inch ball, flatten the marzipan and place the
 truffle in center.
Bring edges up and pinch together, smoothing the
marzipan.  Fill in with a little piece at the bottom if
needed.  Keep the balls in fridge if necessary so
the chocolate doesn't get too soft.
Use a toothpick to create lines on outside of pumpkin. 
 Roll out a small bit of green to form stem.  Attach with a little
water.  Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
 Cover and refrigerate to store since the truffles
have cream cheese in them.

This amount of marzipan will cover 12 - 15 truffles.
The chocolate recipe makes about 36 truffles.  If
desired, roll remaining truffles in cocoa powder or chopped
nuts as soon as you roll the balls so the coatings will stick.

Be sure to share some with your
Click the above to see my tablescape with all of the
Fall Garden Fairies.

I will be posting with

Oops, almost forgot to add my gratitude
at the end of my post.  One thing I am
grateful for is Christmas music.  I know
some don't like it too early, but as soon
as it turns cold I like to turn it on.  It
always puts me in a great mood and brings
peace and joy to my soul.  (Those who know
me well know that it can be found in my car
year round!  I love it!!!)


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. those are adorable, i bet they taste fantastic :)

  2. So cute! Love me some truffles! I see a very fattening two months ahead:@)

  3. What a great recipe. I can see these on the table for Thanksgiving! I'd love the recipe for that gorgeous cake. PS ~ I really hope you'll join Saturday Swap this week. These are an awesome idea! Have a super night...

  4. wow...these sound and look yummy!

  5. I love how you and Joni cook and bake together! What a wonderful relationship you must have.

    I'd love to try these for Thanksgiving but I've never worked with marizpan before!

  6. You are so clever! These are adorable, but way too advanced for me. LOL
    Happy Friday! ~ Sarah

  7. I love truffles.....sadly a little too much, so I only make them every few years. Yours are very, very cute and that is such a creative idea!

  8. These sound wonderful and are so pretty wrapped in the marzipan. Great idea and nicely presented.

  9. This cake looks amazing. I love those little pumpkins. I wish I would say that I would make them...but I know I won't...but I wish I would make them. If I had kids...I'd definitely make them. They look magical.

  10. These truffles are amazing looking and sounding! I'm definetly giving them a try:)

  11. Too cute! I think I may just have to make a harvest cake for the weekend..thanks for your many great ideas! I am so in love with the fairies that grace your tablescapes...

  12. Wow! I thought those were real pumpkins when I first saw the picture! They look amazing!

  13. These pumpkins are adorable! It's been a while since I've visited, so I have a lot to catch up on. Love your blog. Thanks also for the lovely comment, but I didn't know I won a Kitchenaid? Really? From who? Please tell me it's for real! xo Delores

  14. Impressive! I would like to try one :) Happy Weekend ahead of you!

  15. Jacqueline, These look ADORABLE and sound fantastic! I love them! So perfect for Thanksgiving!

  16. LOVE that cake... soooo pretty!!! I have given up making cakes they never come out shapely... cupcakes I can never go wrong!

  17. This is amazing. The cake leaves me speechless! LOOOVE IT!!!

  18. The pumpkin truffles are cute, but OMGoodness, I would love a piece of that chocolate cake...I keep scrolling back to it and salivating!

  19. Thank you Jacqueline for letting me know about my big win! I'm so excited! My kids who are chefs will be fighting over that Kitchenaid! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Delores

  20. You had me at "pumpkin truffles", haha seriously they look like something from a very high class bakery! Beautiful and tasty work! Thanks so much for following me, and you're just in time for my giveaway , I'll be having when I reach 100 followers, and there will be three winners! So thanks so much, and I'm following you too, hugs tami from the high street cottage

  21. Wonderful! I can't wait to try this tempting recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  22. You're so talented. Those pumpkins look amazing and are almost too cute to eat.

  23. They are adorable ..I will follow you:)

  24. These are adorable, Jacqueline! i tried making truffles before {an Ina Garten recipe} and I had chocolate all over the place! lol! Your chocolate cake looks scrumptious, too. What a talented baker you are! Can't wait to see what you will be baking for the holidays!


  25. Yum! What wonderful pictures you took. I love how you captured the entire process of your beautiful creations. *hugs*

  26. These are just adorable little truffles! They sound delicious as well. I'm also thankful for Christmas's time, isn't it?

  27. These are amazing. It was wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. These are fantastic!!!!
    would you consider linking these and any other goodies to my new holiday treat page over at North Dakota Kitchen?

  29. Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. We have a new theme each week, Monday will be Thanksgiving Meals. Hope to see you visit again soon!

  30. Would it be POSSIBLE...PRETTY PLEASE...To have the recipe for your gorgeous cake to go along with the pumpkin marzipan truffles?...Truly a showstopper cake...and I would LOVE to attempt it!


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