Graveyard Hags (aka Pumpkin Truffles)

Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday. The celebration starts on October 1st and goes through October 31st. There are Halloween movies, Halloween episodes, and Halloween snacks! This snack was inspired by a recipe I found on the If you give a blonde a kitchen blog and I did my own twist to make it a little creepier.

Also, Horatio decided to hang out in the kitchen with me. He is the goldfish in the travel bowl as his aquarium was being cleaned. He is also a great sous chef.

RECIPE: Graveyard Hags (aka Pumpkin Truffles)
Makes Many Servings 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:DSCF0181
Hand Mixer
Food Processor
Spatula
Bowls
Wax paper
Plate
Spoon

INGREDIENTS: 
1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons 10 x Sugar
1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1 Pack Graham Crackers
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon All Spice
Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS:
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In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pumpkin puree until smooth.
2) In a food processor, crush the packet of graham crackers into tiny crumbs.
3) Dump the graham cracker crumbs into the puree mixture. Season with fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice. DSCF0185
4) 
Mix everything together with a spatula until evenly incorporated.
5) Stick the mixture in the fridge for 1-3 hours.
6) Form the dough into balls and place onto a waxed paper lined plate.
DSCF01877) Chill the balls again while you melt the bittersweet chocolate.
8) While most people prefer dipping and coating evenly in chocolate, I wanted to make the chocolate look like dark shrouds covering old graveyard hags. So once the chocolate was melted, I did a heavy drizzle of chocolate over the chilled truffles.
9) The truffles then go back into the fridge to chill until the chocolate is set, and then they are ready to eat!

 

 

They probably would look better with eyes and other decorations, but I prefer my creepy candy to be a little more abstract in nature!

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These were delicious! They had the best balance of pumpkin and chocolate.

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