Fitness Crazed Foodie
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Even though the holidays are over, it is still break and I still could go for some dessert. But after all the holiday indulgences, I don't want something very heavy. So, I have the perfect dessert recipe for a lighter, but decadent dessert that can give you something to enjoy while staying warm inside the house.
My pumpkin truffles are the perfect bite (or two bites) sized desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth without indulging in a huge piece of pumpkin pie with ice cream. Although that does sound great, you won't be feeling so great afterwards. With these truffles, you get all the flavor from a piece of pumpkin pie, but with less calories, no stomach-ache, and less regret.
1 bag golden Oreos
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 Tbsp brown sugar (depending how sweet you want it)
14 oz white chocolate or almond bark
1. Finely grind the Oreos in a food processor or blender. Mix the crumbs with all the other ingredients until well combined and smooth. Roll into 1 inch diameter balls and put on a baking sheet. Put this sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes. This just makes them easier to roll into chocolate, as they are more firm.
2. While this is in the freezer, melt the white chocolate or almond bark in the microwave. BE CAREFUL! White chocolate is extremely sensitive to heat so it could get clumpy very easily. In order to avoid this, heat the chips up for 1 minute, mix, then heat them up at intervals of 20 seconds, mixing in between the intervals. Once it is mostly melt it should be done, as the couple non-melted pieces will melt just from sitting out.
3. Take the truffles out of the freezer. One at a time, roll the balls into the white chocolate for a thin coating that covers every part of it. Place back on the baking sheet. I recommend putting them on parchment paper so you can easily pull them off when ready to eat. Do this for every truffle and place in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Alternative: If someone doesn't like white chocolate, or you want to save even more calories, you can leave it out. As you can see in the picture, for some of them I just put a glaze over the truffles.This glaze was just powered sugar and milk until it had a thick consistency. This glaze ended up melting very easily so it was pretty messy, but still tasted great! Otherwise you can just leave them plain, as they have enough flavor without the chocolate as well! ENJOY
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