Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles



  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.

From the Test Kitchen


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.


Layer truffles between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles)

  • Per serving:
  • 68 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 3 mg chol.,
  • 28 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  • 5ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa butter), chopped
  • 5ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2cup finely crushed gingersnaps
  • 13 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3cup canned pumpkin
  • 1tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/8teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash kosher salt
  • 1tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder or finely crushed gingersna