Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 dozen


Fix these elegant and easy Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles when guests and family are expected. Simply combine ingredients, roll and chill. A little coffee liqueur adds a spark of rich flavor.


  • 2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 62)
  • 1 cup ground, toasted almonds
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, (6-oz) melted*
  • 1/2 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur**


COMBINE crushed cookies, ground almonds, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Blend in melted chocolate, pumpkin and coffee liqueur. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate. Dust with remaining powdered sugar just before serving.

* Follow melting direction on NESTLÉ® package.

**1/3 cup apple juice can be used instead of coffee liqueur.

Better than Expected

by A. Angela , GLENDALE, AZ on Dec. 2009

I wasn't sure about how the vanilla wafers would affect the taste, but these truffles are amazing. The pumpkin/chocolate combination is irresistibly delicious. I will definitely be making these again and again and again. I used apple juice and it tastes fine.

Not enough pumpkin flavor

by L. Lanae , KANEOHE, HI on Dec. 2007

The alcohol flavor came out more than the pumpkin flavor. I was a little disappointed.

rich chocolate pumkin truffles

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Nov. 2007

MMMMMMM!!! Rich, creamy, and SO delicious!! Make some today!

Class Hit

by C. Cryss , Scottdale, PA on Jan. 2007

My son and I found this recipe (we all love anything to do with pumpkin) and tried it for his birthday treat to his classmates. They all loved it! Whenever I go to the school, kids come up asking when I'm making more truffles. We also have made the truffles for church youth group fundraisers and planning on scout project too. Kids love to make them and eat them, we even get to sell a few too.

Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

by E. ERIS , WATERTOWN, NY on Jan. 2007

This was a very easy recipes to make and my dear friend so enjoyed these Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles. This was one special gift.

Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles Review

by L. Libby , SAN FRANCISCO, CA on Jan. 2007

This was the first attempt I have made to make truffles of any kind. They were rich and chocolaty: but I couldn't taste the pumpkin. I gave a plate of them to a neighbor and he loved them too. I substituted the orange juice in my recipe. I will make them again. It was very easy too.


by G. Greta , CARTHAGE, TN on Dec. 2006

I made these for a club fundraiser and they disappeared fast! Will definitely make again!

just okay

by S. Stacy , ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL on Dec. 2006

these truffles tasted good, but the texture didn't seem right with the crushed up cookies. next time i'll grind the cookies.


by B. Brandy , TULSA, OK on Dec. 2006

These went over well at Thanksgiving. However, the Kahlua seemed to overpower the pumpkin a bit. I guess I'll try juice next time.

Fun to do and good

by G. Gretchen , PHOENIX, AZ on Nov. 2006

When I first found this recipe I thought "it is so simple" Wow it's simple and great and the kids had a great time rollling the truffles and coming up with new and intresting this to cover the candys with. We tried crushed pretzels and they are really very good.