Delicious homemade pumpkin cheesecake truffles dipped in a rich dark chocolate shell. These little pumpkin cheesecake balls are a fun and yummy fall themed treat!
Pumpkin Truffles are so fun to make, and these pumpkin cheesecake truffles are absolutely one of the best fall recipes.
Rich cream cheese and real pumpkin filling with crushed graham crackers is dipped in a dark chocolate shell and powdered with a little sugar for a beautiful and easy to make treat.
These no bake cheesecake balls are so delicious and are perfect for those fall pumpkin cravings!
Ingredients to make pumpkin cheesecake truffles
- cream cheese
- canned pumpkin: not pumpkin pie filling
- powdered sugar
- powdered graham cracker crumbs: to get that yummy cheesecake crust flavor!
- pumpkin pie spice
- coconut flour: I like the way coconut flour holds these together, but if you don’t have it you could substitute additional crushed graham cracker crumbs.
- dark chocolate chips: for making the chocolate truffle shell
How to make these pumpkin cheesecake balls
Step 1: beat a softened block of cream cheese with the powdered sugar until fluffy.
Step 2: To make the graham cracker crumbs, you will need to use either a blender or a food processor. The texture that you need is almost flour like and very fine. Simply add graham crackers and blend them into dust, then measure out 1 cup worth.
Step 3: To the cream cheese mixture, add the graham cracker crumbs, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and coconut flour until smooth.
A note about the coconut flour: I love using coconut flour in truffles to thicken up the texture without additional sugar. If you do not have it or don’t want to use it, you can substitute more crushed graham crumbs as necessary.
Step 4: Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Use a mini cookie scoop (seriously, it makes truffle shaping so easy!) to drop small balls onto the cookie sheet.
Pro tip: An important note here is not to worry about the shape of the truffles just yet. The dough will be very sticky at this point and I do not recommend using your hands to try to shape them.
Once the batter chills in the fridge for an hour, it is much easier to roll into pretty little balls before dipping in the chocolate!
Step 5: Once the batter has chilled: make each truffle by first picking up a ball, rolling it in your palms to fix any shape imperfections. Drop the truffle into the chocolate, and use a fork to get it out, then tap off any excess chocolate.
Use a toothpick to help you slide the truffle back onto the baking sheet, then top it immediately with powdered sugar on the top. Repeat with the remaining truffles.
What chocolate to use for dipping truffles
Any kind of chocolate chips will work for this recipe.
For these truffles, the filling is very sweet, so I used slightly more bitter dark chocolate (70%) chips to contrast the flavors.
For a sweeter truffle, you can use milk chocolate chips. White chocolate chips would also be delicious for a white chocolate cheesecake truffle flavor.
Step 6: Once you have finished dipping and topping your truffles, place the cookie sheet back into the fridge for 1 – 2 hours, until the truffles are totally firm. Take one out and enjoy the delicious pumpkin cheesecake flavor.
Store any leftover pumpkin cheesecake truffles in the fridge in an airtight container for several days.
More Pumpkin Recipes
- Pumpkin Bread
- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Pie Cookies
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- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup powdered graham cracker crumbs
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup coconut flour**
- 2 cups 70% dark chocolate chips (see notes)
- Beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy
- In a blender or food processor, crush graham crackers into fine, almost flour like texture, and measure out 1 cup of crumbs
- To the cream cheese mixture, add the pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and coconut flour** and beat to combine
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper
- Use a mini cookie scoop or two spoons to drop around 22 small balls onto the wax paper lined sheet. Note here - the batter is sticky and I do not recommend using your hands. Do not worry at all about the shape of the truffles right now, as they will be shaped further before dipping. I found the mini cookie scoop perfect for this
- Chill balls in the fridge for 1 hour, until firm
- Melt chocolate until smooth
- Make each truffle by first picking up a ball, rolling it in your palms to fix any shape imperfections
- Drop the truffle into the chocolate, and use a fork to get it out, then tap off any excess chocolate
- Use a toothpick to help you slide the truffle back onto the baking sheet, then top it immediately with powdered sugar on the top
- Repeat with remaining truffles
- Once done, refrigerate truffles for at least 1 - 2 hours, or until totally firm
- Store leftover pumpkin cheesecake truffles in the fridge
The filling in these truffles is very sweet, so I used a richer not as sweet chocolate for the coating (I used 70% chips). For a sweeter shell, use semisweet chocolate chips or any chocolate chips that you have on hand
** If you do not want to use coconut flour, you can add more crushed graham crumbs instead until the texture is thickened
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g