Creamy Decadence Meets Pumpkin Spice in Every Bite
Introducing a taste of autumn enchantment: Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles, the petite delights that will whisk you away to a pumpkin patch of flavor! Elevate your dessert experience with these bite-sized treasures that combine the creamy decadence of cheesecake with the cozy warmth of pumpkin spice. 🎃🧀✨
Supplies and Equipment Needed:
- Food processor or large ziplock bag and rolling pin
- Parchment paper
- Cutting board or plate
- Microwave-safe bowls
- Dipping spoon
- Piping bag (or ziploc bag with a small hole cut in the tip)
- 25 Double-Stuffed Golden Oreos
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 package (12 oz) orange candy melts
- ¼ cup green candy melts
Prepare your workspace with parchment paper on a cutting board or plate that fits in the fridge/freezer. Gather your dipping spoon, microwave-safe bowls, and piping bag (or ziploc bag with a small hole cut in the tip).
Crush the Double-Stuffed Golden Oreos in a food processor or by placing them in a large ziplock bag and using a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl.
Add the softened cream cheese and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl with the crushed Oreos. Mix well until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
Roll the dough into approximately 1-inch-sized balls (or one heaping teaspoon each) and place them on the parchment-lined cutting board or plate. Continue until all the dough is used.
Chill the truffle balls in the fridge or freezer for about 30 minutes until they harden.
Once chilled, remove the truffle balls from the fridge/freezer and set them aside.
Melt the orange candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each, to avoid overheating.
Using a spoon, dip each truffle ball into the melted orange candy melts to coat. Tap the spoon gently against the bowl’s edge to remove excess candy coating.
Place the coated truffle back on the parchment paper and use the spoon’s tip to smooth out any indents. Repeat with the remaining truffle balls.
Melt the green candy melts as described above. Transfer the melted green candy to a piping bag or a ziploc bag with a small hole cut in the tip.
Carefully decorate each truffle with your version of a pumpkin’s stem and leaves. You can create a loose star-like impression with five or six points. Allow the decorations to set and harden.
These Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles are a delightful way to savor the flavors of fall. With their creamy cheesecake center and pumpkin-spiced coating, they make for a perfect treat during the autumn season. Whether you’re indulging in them yourself or sharing with friends and family, these truffles are sure to bring warmth and joy to any occasion.