Spiced Chocolate Truffles

“I make truffles for family events and gift-giving. Someone once asked me to add pumpkin spice, and now my recipe is legendary.” —Gerry Cofta, Milwaukee, WI

Spiced Chocolate TrufflesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 45minutes + chilling 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 45minutes + chilling
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. Finely chop 10 ounces chocolate; place in a small bowl. In a small heavy saucepan, combine cream, pumpkin and spices; heat just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours.
  3. Finely grate remaining chocolate; place in a small microwave-safe bowl. With hands dusted lightly with baking cocoa, shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in grated chocolate. (Mixture will be soft and truffles may flatten slightly upon standing.)
  4. If desired, melt unused grated chocolate in a microwave and use to attach eyeballs. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 truffle: 89 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fibre), 1g protein.