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Even for the most strong-willed dieters, avoiding sweets around the holidays is tough. I mean, pumpkin pie is an inherent American right. Kyle and I are trying to eat healthier, so I wanted to find the perfect bite-sized pumpkin dessert that would A. taste like pumpkin pie and B. avoid the use of an oven. I’m getting more and more confident in the kitchen, but when it comes to holiday desserts (basically whenever people other than Kyle are subjected to my food), I tend to take less risks. I came across these no bake pumpkin pie truffles on Facebook, and my mouth started watering. I immediately snagged the recipe from Popsugar Food and decided to give them a try.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the absolute best no bake pumpkin dessert I’ve ever eaten. It’s probably one of the best regular desserts I’ve ever eaten, too. Keep reading for the full recipe, including some caveats. There’s also a recipe card below that you can save/share/print for safe keeping.
- 10 full graham crackers
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- White almond bark
- Pulse graham crackers in a food processor into a fine crumb. Place in a bowl and set aside.
- Combine cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in the same food processor. Process until smooth. Leaving behind 1-2 tablespoons for dusting, add the graham cracker crumbs back into the food processor. Continue mixing until combined.
- Transfer mixture into a bowl. Place in freezer for 15-20 minutes or until mixture is no longer sticky.
- While the mixture is cold, roll into 1-inch balls. Place on wax paper. Freeze truffles for two hours or longer.
- After truffles are sufficiently chilled, melt the almond bark in the microwave. Using a spoon, dip each truffle one at a time in the almond bark to evenly coat. Set on wax paper to harden.
- If the white coating is looking translucent, dip the truffles a second time.
- While the truffles are still wet, sprinkle the top with a mixture of cinnamon and remaining graham cracker crumbs.
- Let truffles harden before serving.
- It's VERY important to only handle truffles when they're sufficiently chilled. Otherwise, the pumpkin mixture will lose all malleability and will stick to your hands like clay.
Once they’ve cooled, they’re ready to serve! Enjoy your bite-sized no bake pumpkin dessert without any feelings of dietary guilt! You deserve it!
These pumpkin pie truffles are guaranteed to be a huge crowd favorite. Bring them to Thanksgiving dinner or your next tailgate!
If you love no bake holiday desserts, you’ll also love these white peppermint oreo truffles. What’s your favorite no bake pumpkin dessert? I’d love to hear (and try) it!