Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Whip up a Halloween treat with these pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles.

One of my good friends, Regina, also has a blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often features Brazilian treats, such as Brigaderos, with her readers and she has shared a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays. These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles from mollymel.blogspot.comI love all of Regina’s dessert ideas. They are flavorful and so much fun.  She has a knack for making them look festive too.  The truffles are bite sized and make the perfect snack.  I love the sugar crystals on the top.  They really add a delightful presentation.

Pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles from mollymel.blogspot.comThanks for sharing this sweet treat with my readers, Regina.  And if you like this one, be sure to head over to Regina’s blog Molly Mel and have a look at some of her other dessert ideas. You will be glad you did!

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles
 
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Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles - Brigadeiro
  • Makes about 25 candies
  • 3 tbsp white chocolate powder
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • Food coloring (combine yellow & red to achieve the orange color)
  • Orange sugar crystals
  • Semi-sweet morsels to decorate
Instructions
  1. Mix together the condensed milk, chocolate powder, butter, and food coloring in a saucepan over medium-low heat being sure to stir constantly until the mixture becomes thick and shiny, and starts to pull away from the bottom & sides of the pan.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a greased plate.
  3. Let the mixture cool completely before rolling it into small balls.Putting it in the fridge helps.
  4. When the mixture has cooled, rub some softened butter on your hands. Using a small spoon scoop out the chocolate mixture and roll it into small balls.
  5. Roll each ball in the sugar crystals and place them in paper candy cups. To make the pumpkin shape press the top gently, and with a slightly wet toothpick make creases all around it. Add a chocolate biton top of each candy to resemble the pumpkin stem.
Notes
Recipe shared with permission from Molly Mel.

 

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2 comments for “Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

  1. A
    October 3, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Looks TASTY!! YUM

  2. Carol
    October 3, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Thanks! They really were!

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