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No bake pumpkin truffles
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The Best Pumpkin Truffles Recipe

Pumpkin Truffles are a delicious, bite-sized dessert that everyone loves. A rich and creamy pumpkin filling is nestled inside a semi-sweet chocolate outer layer.
Prep Time45 mins
30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles, Pumpkin Truffles
Servings: 15 truffles
Calories: 310cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $6


  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 6 oz cream cheese chilled
  • 15 oz Vanilla creme cookies


  • Add your cookies to a food processor and pulses for 3-5 times to finely grind cookie crumbs. You want them to be the consistency of brown sugar.  
  • Remove the cookies crumbs and add them to a large mixing bowl. Reserve 1 tbsp worth for topping truffles later.
  •  Add the canned pumpkin, spice, and cream cheese. Put on gloves for the next step.
  • Work the mixture thoroughly with your hands until combined.
  • Remove gloves, and place the truffle filling in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. This will help you form nicely rounded balls.
  • Once your truffle filling is chilled, line a small baking sheet with parchment to provide a space for your truffles to chill once again and be ready for dipping.  
  • Using clean hands, form balls into 1 inch- 1 1/2 inch size. I didn't have a precise measuring system and this recipe made 15 truffles.
  • Once truffles are formed, place baking tray in the freezer for 30 minutes. 
  • To dip truffles, make sure they are cold & hard. this will allow them to not fall apart when dipped in the warm chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. See notes for tips.
  •  Use a spoon to dip and transfer to a fork to remove excess chocolate before adding to a parchment lined sheet.  
  • Sprinkle each truffles with cookie crumbs.
  • Return them to the fridge for at least 30 minutes to harden.
  • Enjoy!


Nutritional values displayed may not accurately reflect nutritional content and are meant to be a guide. 
How to melt semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  1. Use a microwave safe, deep glass bowl that is 50% large than the amount of chocolate in the bowl. You do not want the chocolate chips touching the top.
  2. Reduce microwave power to 50% and place the glass bowl with chocolate chips into the microwave.
  3. Heat chocolate in 30-second intervals with one stir in-between each. Use a metal spoon to stir. By the 3rd 30-second interval, the chocolate will be creamy.
  4. Remove from heat and place on a trivet on the counter. If chocolate starts to cool, an additional quick heat for 20 seconds should help to make it creamy again.


Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 310cal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg