I make cheesecake pumpkin truffles every fall, and each time I like to have a little fun with the decorating.
And really, why not? It’s fall. It’s the holidays. Let’s have a little fun with it!
This time around, I decided to make Halloween truffles with an adorable monster disguise.
Because, seriously, how cute are these little guys?! I almost feel bad knowing that they’re going to be devoured.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I am not a master dessert decorator, so if I was able to make these, then I am fully confident that anyone can.
Plus, when making these monster truffles, it’s okay if you’re not able to get a perfectly smooth coat of candy on the truffles. In fact, that makes them look even better – a messy drizzling of candy can look like dippy slime or cow-licked fur.
And if you ask me, those are basic requirements for a proper monster.
And as for the taste of these truffles?
Well, I whip up a batch of them every year for a very specific reason: they are delicious. Each year I crave them and each year I’m amazed at how good they are for how easy they are to make.
Ah, but that is the glory of a truffle, isn’t it? Absolutely delicious and incredibly easy. For a sweets-lover like me, it’s dangerous knowledge to have.
Especially when truffles like this exist, with all goodness of a pumpkin cheesecake coated in a delicate white chocolate shell.
I opted to use food coloring to make these monster truffles a festive orange, and I did that because of the filling. Because, well, pumpkin, right? But you could use any color you wish.
A light green, a deep purple, or even a sinister black would make amazing little monsters. You could even go crazy and use all four colors!
How to store these pumpkin truffles
These truffles should be stored in a sealable container, ideally in a single layer or separated by wax paper. And since these are pumpkin cheesecake truffles with a delicate candy coating, you’ll have the best results if they’re stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
How long do truffles last?
When stored at room temperature, these truffles should remain good for up to one to two weeks.
However, as stated above, I recommend these truffles be stored in the refrigerator. If the truffles are kept chilled, they should remain good for up to one month.
Can these truffles be frozen?
Yes, they totally can!
In general, these truffles can be frozen for up to one year.
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Notes & tips for these Halloween truffles
- The only “special” ingredient you need to make these are the candy eyes. You can pick up some here: candy eyes.
Monster Halloween Truffles
These adorable Halloween truffles are filled with sweet pumpkin cheesecake and coated in festive orange candy. A fun creepy treat for the holidays!
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup white candy melts per package directions, and set bowl near mixer.
Keeping mixer speed on medium-high, add crumbled gingersnap cookies, crumbled graham crackers, powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, and white candy melts. Whip ingredients until combined, about another 5-8 minutes. If needed, scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are mixed.
Cover bowl and place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes or until dough is firm enough to work with.
Place truffle balls in the freezer for another 30-60 minutes or until very firm to the touch.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining 2 1/2 cup white candy melts in the microwave per the package instructions. If desired, add orange food coloring until candy reaches the hue of your choice. Set the bowl nearby.
Remove truffles from freezer. Drop 1 truffle in the melted candy and use a fork to gently toss and coat. Use the form to lift truffle out of candy and gently shake to remove excess candy, then return truffle to the wax-covered baking sheet. If desired, drizzle extra candy on top of truffle to give the look of slime or fur. Once truffle is covered, and 1-3 candy eyes to the truffle as you see fit. Repeat this setup until all truffles are covered.
Let truffles dry for at least 30 minutes before serving. Truffles can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.