Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

October 3, 2012 by Ali

So, I know there are about a zillion (ok, Google tells me 2,800,000) recipes out there for pumpkin truffles.

But I really, really felt like making some pumpkin cream cheese truffles this week.

And when they turned out to be even more fabulous than expected, well, I wanted to post them.

So Google, you can make that 2,800,001. :)

Seriously, though, these truffles were a total delight. The filling is packed with delicious pumpkin spices, a bit of cream cheese, and lots of gingersnap crumbs (yum!). Then the little filling balls are dipped in white chocolate, sprinkled with a few more gingersnap crumbs, and behold — these adorable little truffles are yours to enjoy. Also, they only call for 1/3 cup of pumpkin, so this is another terrific recipe to bookmark if you have some leftover pumpkin to use up.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 30-35 small truffles


    For the filling:
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups finely-crumbled gingersnap cookies, plus an extra few tablespoons for the topping
  • 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (I used low-fat)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • For the chocolate shell:
  • 14 ounces white chocolate (or vanilla almond bark), chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening or vegetable oil


Combine all of the filling ingredients together in a food processor. Pulse until well-blended. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl, and freeze for 30-60 minutes, or until the mixture is fairly hardened.

Use a small cookie scoop of spoon to shape the filling mixture into a small ball, about the size of 1 tablespoon. Roll it in your hands to make it nice and round, and then set it on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Repeat with the remaining filling mixture. Place the plate of filling balls back in the freezer, and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until solid.

Once the filling balls are frozen, stir together the chopped white chocolate and the shortening (or vegetable oil) and use a microwave or double boiler to melt the mixture until smooth, stirring occasionally.

Use a small fork to dunk a filling ball into the melted chocolate until it is completely covered, then transfer the ball to a new baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Remove the ball from the fork with a spoon, and then use the spoon to swoop the chocolate over the top if a spot of filling is showing. Sprinkle the top with a pinch of the remaining gingersnap crumbs. Repeat with remaining filling balls until all are coated in chocolate.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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60 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

  1. Can I make this filling ahead of time and freeze it?

    - Wendy

    • The texture of the filling will be altered a bit. (This happens when you freeze cream cheese.) But no one will probably notice, and they still taste great, so you can if you’d like!

      - Ali

  2. they are delicious i enjoyed makin them although i had to omit the ginger an gingersnaps an used cinnamon graham crackers instead cuz my oldest is highly allergic to ginger but stil came out great….thanks for the recipe :)

    - Sara

    • That’s a great substitute. I’m not allergic, but I’m not fond of gingersnaps and was trying to figure out what I could use instead.

      - Colleen

  3. Tastes great if you love ginger snap cookies and white chocolate, but I think they are misnamed, they do not taste like pumpkin or cheesecake, or pumpkin cheesecake. But great little treat.

    - Meredith

  4. Am going to make these for Thanksgiving… how many does this recipe make?

    - Cathi

  5. Have you tried freezing these? I want to make them for a baby shower but i’d like to do them ahead of time!

    - Jenna

  6. Ooo.la.la
    I can’t wait to try these….I love pumpkin.

    And, love the name of your site!! Very clever.

    - Deborah

  7. Omg! I made these for Thanksgiving, they were absolutely amazing! Everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing!

    - Stacy

  8. Wow amazing! Added to my to try list!

    - Kasia

  9. This looks fabulous! Honestly, I might have to make these this weekend!

    - Nerd With Taste

  10. These look fabulous! I’ve actually never seen pumpkin cream cheese truffles so I think it’s a super creative idea!:)

    - Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

  11. I made these tonight and wow were they delicious!!!! I have an obsession with pumpkin anything and when I found this recipe I HAD to make them! Very easy to make and oh so delicious. I followed the recipe to a T and they came out perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    - Claire

  12. Wow! Those look perfect! Was it hard getting them to be so smoothly covered that way? I ABSOLUTELY want to make these!

    - Michele Sparrow

  13. I don’t even like pumpkin but I’d be all over these truffles. I think it’s the gingersnaps that won me over. Nice work and SO happy you shared. You can never have too many pumpkin truffle recipes :)

    - kelley

  14. I would have to say the best recipe and presentation out of all those millions. Stunning.

    - David Crichton

  15. psh! Who cares about google and all of those others, your’s looks the most beautiful and delicious. You win!

    - carrian

  16. I must be living in a cave, I have never heard of pumpkin truffles before… but these sound and look decadent! They would be great for teachers gifts!

    - Adri {Food-N-Thought}

  17. YUMM!!! I could go for like 8 of these… ;)

    - Tina {My Life as a Mrs}

  18. They are absolutely perfect! As anyone who’s ever tried to make truffles knows, it’s easier said than done sometimes to get that chocolate just right and yours are stunning!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  19. Well, these just look delightful!

    - Tiffany

  20. It’s never easy to choose the right recipe from zilions of them :) so thanks for sharing :)

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  21. What a gorgeous truffle! I think I’d eat the entire batch.

    - Jen @ Savory Simple

  22. Ali, you are my hero. :) pumpkin + gingersnaps + cream cheese are why I love my sisters pumpkin cheesecake on a gingersnao crust. You just made it SO MUCH EASIER to make!!! ;)

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  23. Gorgeous and they look divine!!!! Please come by and post it on my blog party! Hope to see you there!


    Happy Autumn,

    - Annamaria Settanni McDonald

  24. These are gorgeous, and I can imagine how delicious! Thanks for adding your recipe to the google mix :)

    - Anna @ hiddenponies

  25. I bet these are as delicious as they are beautiful—great presentation and some wonderful ingredients going on here!

    - The Squishy Monster

  26. these are way too adorable, Ali! I love the lighting and styling in your photographs :) you must teach me!

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  27. What a yummy truffle flavor! Fun for fall!

    - Lori @ RecipeGirl

  28. I could take a couple dozen! Love the gingersnaps in these!

    - Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

  29. Such cute truffles!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  30. I made these last week (not exactly the same, but almost) and they are SOOO good. My husband, who dislikes pumpkin, all those spices, and ginger cookies (I used them instead of gingersnaps) loved them too. So insanely good. Really. Right now, they’re my favorite candy ever.

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  31. I’ve actually never seen a recipe for pumpkin truffles before so consider my mind blown!

    - Kathryn

  32. ohhhhhhh these sound and looks amazing! I <3 anything pumpkin!

    - Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

  33. These are absolutely stunning! I think I could eat about a dozen of these in a single serving!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  34. Well I must live in a cave because I haven’t seen any pumpkin truffle recipes. Lol:) So thank you very much for posting this. They look delicious and a perfect Halloween party treat.

    Ali, the Facebook and Twitter links on the social media thingy on your blog’s side aren’t linking properly. I’m talking about the stacked ones.

    - Nancy/SpicieFoodie

  35. i think it’s more than okay to post a recipe you love, no matter how many times it’s already been posted! and i am filing this recipe away because i definitely struggle with those leftover remnants of pumpkin :)

    - natalie@thesweetslife

  36. These look beyond perfect!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  37. Yes! Love the gingernsaps in these, totally perfect!

    - Cassie

  38. OH…MY!!!

    - Ali's Mom

  39. Yum!! Google definitely needed one more recipe like this. :) I’ll take one…or 70.

    - Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

  40. I’m not really sure there are words for these… They just look too good to be true. So delicious!

    - Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)