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Pumpkin Spice Truffles!  Smooth, creamy pumpkin spice ganache truffles coated with chocolate.  Easy to make and only 5 ingredients!

Bowl filled with pumpkin spice truffles, one with a bite missing showing how smooth and creamy they are inside!


Well hello there pumpkin spice gorgeousness.  Anyone else a fan of pumpkin spice?  I love it.  So comforting.  A wonderful blend of sweet and spicy.  Plus they say pumpkin is a super food, so these Pumpkin Spice truffles would absolutely count as healthy.  Or not.  Either way, they’re completely delicious. And seeing as how y’all are in love with those Peppermint Truffles from last year, I figured you might have an interest in these too.

A bowl filled with pumpkin spice ganache for making pumpkin spice truffles.

As we recall from our truffle making adventures, with the peppermint truffles and the chocolate bourbon truffles.  It’s all about the ratios!  (Check out the peppermint truffles post for all the tips and tricks for making the perfect truffle if you’re interested.)

But back to ratios. This recipe here had me feeling like Goldilocks.  It took several tries for me to get it just right.  Which sadly means that there were several attempts that didn’t turn out.  Too runny, too hard, too spicy, not spicy enough. Sigh. So I kept on trying.

A spoon scooping hardened ganache mixture for pumpkin spice truffles.

All until the heavens opened and the angels sang and we had the perfect consistency, the perfect amount of spice, and the perfect pumpkin spice truffles.

What kept throwing me off?  The fact that I added actual pumpkin puree to these truffles.  It messed with the consistency that the chocolate ganache hardened to.

Bowl filled with pumpkin spice truffles.

Making these truffles is super easy, now that I can tell you the amounts to use.  And we only need a few ingredients.  Which means we want to use good quality chocolate because that is what we will be tasting!  I used Ghirardelli, for the white chocolate and the chocolate coating.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Truffles:

  • Heat the heavy cream until it’s just to boiling point.  At that point we can stir in the pumpkin puree, which will kind of melt into the cream and become a smooth mixture.  Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.
  • Pour that hot pumpkin cream mixture over the chopped chocolate.  This will soften the chocolate up enough to start to stir it.  If you find the chocolate not fully melting you can put the whole mixture in the microwave and heat for an additional 10-15 seconds until completely melted and smooth.  Be careful though, if you over melt white chocolate it becomes crumbly.
  • Stick the entire pumpkin spice ganache in the fridge to cool and harden for at least 2 hours or overnight.  At this point you will be able to scoop it out with a spoon or cookie scoop, and roll those scoops into small balls.  After being rolled in your warm hands, the truffles will need to go back into the fridge to harden up again.  About 20-30 minutes will do it. Melt the semi sweet chocolate, dip the truffles, and refrigerate again to harden the outer chocolate.

Since we’re not using tempered chocolate we need to store these pumpkin spice truffles in the fridge to stay cold.

Pumpkin Spice Truffles! Smooth, creamy pumpkin spice ganache truffles coated with chocolate. Easy to make and only 5 ingredients!

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 truffles
Author: Serene
Pumpkin Spice Truffles! Smooth, creamy pumpkin spice ganache truffles coated with chocolate. Easy to make and only 5 ingredients!


  • 8 ounces white chocolate chopped
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chopped


  • Chop 8 ounces of the white chocolate, and place in a heat safe bowl.
  • In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the pumpkin puree until completely combined, then add the pumpkin pie spice. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chopped chocolate and allow it to sit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir the chocolate slowly until all the chocolate is melted and it is a nice creamy smooth texture. If there are still bits of unmelted chocolate making the mixture lumpy you can place the mixture in the microwave for 5 second intervals until fully melted. Do not overheat the mixture.
  • Cover the bowl with the ganache mixture and place in refrigerator to chill. Allow it to chill for at least 2 hours, or until solid. Can be chilled overnight.
  • Once the ganache is chilled and solid, remove from the refrigerator. Allow to warm for about 5 minutes prior to scooping it out. Using a melon baller, or cookie scoop, or a spoon, scoop out the ganache and roll into balls that are about an inch in diameter. Place these onto a cookie sheet that is lined with wax or parchment paper.
  • Once all the ganache is rolled into balls, place the cookie sheet with the truffles in the fridge to allow to cool for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • When the truffles are cooled, remove from fridge. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a heat safe bowl in the microwave by following the directions, 30 second increments stirring in between.
  • Dip the truffles one at a time into the melted chocolate using a fork, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the chocolate covered truffles back onto the cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Once all truffles are covered, place them back into the fridge for another 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
  • When the chocolate is set then you can drizzle with any leftover chocolate. While the chocolate is melted dip a spoon into the chocolate and drizzle it over the truffles.
  • Store the truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


***Time includes time needed to chill.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Hello, if I were to temper the chocolate, could these be kept at room temperature? I was thinking of making these as gifts for guests. Thank you!

  2. Hi, I’d like clarification on your Pumpkin Spice Truffles. 1) Is it really only 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree? 2) Does the recipe call for canned pumpkin pie filling or puree from an actual pumpkin? Your recipe confuses me because it calls for puree but your comment above it says : What kept throwing me off? The fact that I added actual pumpkin puree to these truffles. Thanks!

    1. Hi Annette! I’m so happy you want to make the Pumpkin Spice Truffles! These are so good!
      1. It is ONLY 1 TBSP of the pumpkin puree. Any more and the texture will be off.
      2. It is canned pumpkin puree. Not the pumpkin pie filling (that has pre-added spices)
      The reason I talked about the pumpkin puree throwing me off when creating this recipe is because it threw off my ratio of chocolate to cream when I first started. I was just telling the story of how I created this recipe. It took me several tries to get the exact amount of pumpkin to make this recipe work.

    1. Hi Kat, I use Ghirardelli White Chocolate. They sell bars of it and they can usually be found in the baking aisles of markets.

    1. Hi Kendra! I agree, it does seem like a small amount, but keep in mind that the pumpkin puree also acts like a liquid in this truffle. So with the addition of the pumpkin we have about a 1/4 cup cream being added to the white chocolate. This is the perfect amount to make the ganache smooth and creamy. Any more cream and it won’t set. Trust me. I tried!