Pumpkin Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles (Recipe)
Fall whispered in my ear the other day. The humidity broke just enough to make a walk outside bearable. The direction of the light shifted ever so slightly. The breeze took a different turn, and I knew right then that Fall was on its way. The next day, the weather promptly returned to the swamp-like swelter characteristic of mid-Atlantic summers. But at least we got that tiny taste of Fall.
Speaking of tiny tastes, let me introduce you to one of my favorite autumnal treats: pumpkin chocolate cream cheese truffles.
Dark chocolate meets creamy pumpkin, tangy cream cheese, and that “pumpkin spice” that everyone sniffs out this time of year—otherwise known as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.
I’ll be the first to admit that the whole pumpkin spice craze has gotten seriously out of hand. I’ll also be the first to admit that I freakin’ love it, though I think it needs a new moniker—after all, there’s no actual pumpkin in “pumpkin spice.” What if you use those spices in a dish that doesn’t have pumpkin? What do you call it then?
But let’s get back to dessert.
These delightful little bite-sized treats are a cinch to make, and give you just enough warm Fall flavor without going overboard (I’m talking to you, pumpkin spice pasta sauce). They’re a great addition to a Halloween potluck or Thanksgiving dessert spread.