Fall is here and so are pumpkin desserts! From pumpkin custards, pumpkin ice cream, to pumpkin spice lattes, I don’t think you can really get too much pumpkin in such a short time, do you? Now you can add pumpkin chocolate truffles to the list!
Today I have a real special treat for you. You most likely have enjoyed truffles at some point in your life, but did you know they are actually relatively easy to make? Plus they are very versatile and easy to change up the flavorings as well! Two of the Mt. Capra team members, Shanda and Maya, whipped these truffles up with pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s and our Goat Milk Cream, and they got rave reviews! Now those with cow milk sensitivities have a dessert to wow their friends and family with. Try these Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles out yourself and see what you think!Print
Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles
- Total Time: 2 hours 35 mins
- Yield: 25 truffles 1x
8 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa if you can)
4 oz rehydrated goat cream flakes – *see instructions below
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbs Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter
Extra sprinkles of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to taste
Several big spoonfuls of cocoa/cacao powder
To Hydrate the Cream Flakes:
- Weigh out 75g of Goat Milk Cream flakes using a kitchen scale.
- Combine in a blender and blend with 6.25 (6 oz will work) water.
- This should make about 1 cup. You will need 4 oz for one batch of this recipe and have 4 oz that you can use in coffee or a serving of Crème Brûlée.
To Make the Truffles:
- Fill a 6 qt pot about halfway with water, stack a double boiler in it, and while you are rehydrating the cream, get the water boiling on the stove top.
- Once your water is boiling, reduce the heat a few notches. Empty the 8 oz of chocolate into the bowl of the double boiler and pour in the goat cream.
- Stir and stir as it melts and mixes. It will first look like a lot of cream, but as the chocolate melts it will start becoming melty and velvety and will absorb the liquid.
- Once everything seems melted, turn off the heat and remove the double boiler. It is essential that you take the chocolate off the heat as soon as it is fully melted and incorporated. Otherwise, it can seize up.
- Try to dry the bottom of the boiler, which will have a collection of steam on it, using a kitchen towel without burning yourself. It will be hot! You don’t want any water leaking into the chocolate when you pour it into a bowl or it could seize it up.
- Pour chocolate mixture (now called ganache) into a large bowl.
- Now mix the pumpkin butter into your chocolate by stirring with a spoon..
- Sprinkle some shakes of cinnamon and pumpkin spice on top of the chocolate mixture. Stir until everything is mixed well and incorporated.
- Store your chocolate in the fridge for 2 hours to set.
- Remove from the fridge and use a small spoon or a small melon baller to scoop out small round hunks of chocolate. I used a 1/2 Tbs that was metal and rounded and then shaped the balls with my fingers.
- Put in freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
- Drop several big spoonfuls of cocoa powder in a bowl. Roll your truffles around in the cocoa powder one by one until completely covered. Pack some of the powder down with your fingers and round out the balls so you don’t have a lot of powder dropping everywhere.
- Eat and enjoy! Store in the fridge.
Traditional truffles usually are coated in a hard outer chocolate layer. You certainly could try your hand at that as well! For me it gets messy and it can be hard to keep the chocolate smooth. One day I will learn to master tempering chocolate! Basically you would just melt chocolate chips in a pan and then roll the balls in it to coat. If you try that option, let me know how it turns out!
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Refrigerate Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Cook Time: 0 min
- Category: chocolate
- Cuisine: dessert
Keywords: pumpkin, chocolate, truffle, dessert, goat milk, cream