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Megans Cookin: Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

Monday, October 19, 2009

Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

and Martha Monday’s Luminaries!


Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

I’ve made many truffles before, like my Cinnamon Chipotle Truffles, Eggnog Truffles, and Coconut Truffles, but I was looking for something a little different. So I tried some Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles to serve at an upcoming dinner party that I’m throwing. I wanted something to serve with a red wine or a port, so I used dark chocolate for these gems.

 pumkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

 I used a  bar of 70% cocoa  Artesian dark chocolate  that I got in my goodie bag from Scharffen Berger when I went to the Blogher conference in Sanfrancisco. I can’t think of a nicer way to use this delicious chocolate.

pumkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

I added pumpkin pie spice to my ganache and I got a little bit of an oily residue. I just gave it a little stir a couple times as it was cooling, and it did just fine.

 pumkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

They scooped easily and then I put them in the refrigerator to chill.

 pumkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate transfer sheets were my inspiration to make these truffles and I used them for the decorations. They turned out beautiful (in a homemade kind of way!), tasty, and perfect for sharing with a few friends. I cant wait to see what my people think of these.

truffles and pb bars 012 

Now for my Martha Monday Project!

Halloween Luminaries


These turned out so cute and were so easy!

Halloween Luminaries

 Brette from Martha and Me choose this weeks Martha Monday project. She gave us our choice between pot stickers and/or  Halloween Luminaries.

Halloween Luminaries

I picked Luminaries! But I cheated a little bit. I didn't make them according to the directions. I decided to use paper bags instead of cutting out Martha’s template. I cut out little windows in my bags and taped printed vellum sheets to the inside of the bags. Using both gold and white vellum sheets, I got the clip art from Martha Stewart. A small candle or a battery operated tea light makes them glow.

Halloween Luminaries

I’m going to line my deck with these for my party next weekend.

They will set the mood for truffles and red wine under the Harvest Moon! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Chocolate Truffles

(Printable Recipe)

Makes 16 truffles


  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream*
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 oz dipping chocolate wafers

Bring cream just to a boil. Turn off heat and chocolate. Let sit without stirring for 5 minutes. Stir till smooth. Add pumpkin pie spice. Let cool, stirring every 15 minutes till almost set. Scoop into balls. refrigerate till firm.

Melt chocolate wafers. Dip truffles in chocolate.

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Blogger Coleens Recipes said...

What an excellent holiday post!! The truffles are so cute!! and the luminaries are very festive. My sister-in-law used to line her entire (long) driveway with them. They really make a statement.

October 19, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

I am impressed! What cool looking luminaries and pumpkin truffles. I have some good baking chocolate I was wondering what to use it in. I cheated on Martha Mondays too, because I already did pork dumpling a little while ago I reposted those (I have too many in my freezer already). I make them into potsticker when I use them out of the freezer.

So when do you want me there for the party? Do you want me to come early?

October 20, 2009 at 3:44 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

The truffle sound delicious and your luminaries look beautiful!! No fair you are multitalented:)

October 20, 2009 at 4:09 AM  
Blogger Pru said...

Megan these look wonderful. The truffles look so good I want to reach into the computer and grab one and the transfers are so pretty.

I can't wait to see more photos from your party.

October 20, 2009 at 4:41 AM  
Blogger April said...

Very cute!! I love transfer sheets!! Love the luminaries too. I wish I would have had time to make them. We are having a halloween party and I am thinking I need to make both of these things for it!

October 20, 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I love your idea for creating the luminaries! What a great time saver. Maybe you should share it with Martha!

The truffles are so fun. A perfectly elegant Halloween treat!

October 20, 2009 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Terrific, terrific holiday post. Those transfers really make the truffles don't they? LOVE it. And the luminaries! Fabulous. Can just see them glowing!!

October 20, 2009 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger ann low said...

This is really impressive!! And the truffle looks so yummy.

October 20, 2009 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I LOVE these! You are a chocolate genius! How fun!

October 20, 2009 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Those look delicious! The truffles I was thinking about making I'm going to use the Scharffenberger chocolate from Blogher too. Cute luminaries!

October 20, 2009 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

These look so delish! I just made pumpkin spice truffles this weekend and am also about to post on my blog. I used a slightly different recipe, but I wish I had the cute pumpkins on them!!! :)

October 20, 2009 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

ok I thought you sat and drew those all on at first... hehe. I've never heard of transfer paper! Totally fun!

October 20, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Nom nom nom! We're finally getting temps below 90 so I'm starting to think about pumpkin treats!!

October 20, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

Those truffles sound decadent and amazing, plus they look adorable!

October 20, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great post! I love the truffle recipe and your luminaries are a great idea. Have a wonderful day.

October 20, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Great post Megan! Love the luminaries!! I just made some jar monster luminaries, they are on my craft blog (linked on the top right of my food blog).

BTW, I made the Mississippi Mud Cookies today. WOW. YUM. WIll blog later and link to you :O)

October 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Both the luminaries and the truffles look just perfect! And I love those transfer sheets. I've got to get some of those.

October 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Okay there is a lot of cuteness ging on over here my friend. Love the truffles and the luminaries!! Awesome!

October 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such cute and delicious truffles! Sounds awesome with pumpkin spice! Beautiful luminaries!

October 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Megan, you're killing me lately with all the cookies and candy recipes! I can't read your blog if I'm hungry! I really love the transfer sheets -- make the truffles look very professional.

October 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Wow, very impressive! The chocolate transfer sheets look so elegant.

October 20, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... your truffles look beautiful!

October 20, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh my goodness, these look amazing! and the luminaries are adorable. very festive for the season!

October 20, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Your truffles look so professional. I love the sound of pumpkin with chocolate! I have been wanting to make some luminaries and yours are very cool!! You are very talented.

October 20, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

I bought a pumpkin pie spiced truffle at Godiva the other day but it wasn't as cute as yours!

I love your Luminaries too! Really cute!

October 20, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Megan I love it all! I especially love the transfers!!

October 21, 2009 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Those truffles look professionally made. I am so impressed! What a great idea to use pumpkin pie spice in them. I might have to try that! I like your luminaries too. They came out really well.

October 21, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truffle are so fun and easy and they are always a big hit. Your pumpkin ones look and sound amazing. I love the luminaries too.

October 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Dear Megan:

First let me apologize for posting this in the comments; however, I could not locate an email address for you. If I am retarded and overlooked it somewhere then please double size the apology.

While my blog ( is relatively new and not well known, I thought I would let you know that I am featuring your Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookie post as part of a top posts in my reader feature on my blog (Top Posts from Sparky's Reader). If you would like to view the post you can do so here

Thanks for sharing your recipes. I recently found your site and I have already bookmarked MANY recipes.

Ami (aka Sparky)

October 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger buffalodick said...

You have quite a talent or two! Very well done!

October 22, 2009 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

The truffles are adorable and I bet their real yummy with the pumpkin pie spice! Love the luminaries!

I used a yellow potato and left the peels on.

October 22, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great decorations and delightful chocolate truffles! I love Halloween items..



October 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

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