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Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table.

These Brazilian treats are called Brigaderos. Today’s featured recipe is a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays.

For an extra special chocolate experience, these little sweet treats are great when served with a glass of chocolate milk.

Halloween is such a fun time of the year to make and decorate themed desserts for the holiday or a party table. It’s also time for carving pumpkins and we need a little snack for the occasion!

The great thing is that this pumpkin dessert is appropriate to serve during both Halloween and Thanksgiving! Pumpkins are actually one of the six main symbols of Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate TrufflesThe look of the sweet treats just seems to put everyone in a party mood!Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles from

October 31 is Carve a Pumpkin Day. If you plan on spending the day carving your pumpkin, these truffles are the perfect snack.

Whip up a Halloween treat with these pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles

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.comPin these pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles for later

Would you like a reminder of the recipe for these pumpkin shaped truffles? Just pin this image to one of your Pinterest Halloween boards so that you can easily find it later.These pumpkin shaped truffles are sure to put everyone in a festive mood. Watch them disappear from your Halloween party table.

Do you like to have fun with food? Check out my pilgrim hat appetizers. They make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer.

Yield: 25

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Brighten up your Halloween party table with these pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate powder
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoons of butter
  • a few drops of Food coloring (combine yellow & red to achieve the orange color)
  • Orange sugar crystals
  • 25 Semi-sweet morsels to decorate


  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.


Recipe shared with permission from my friend who used to have a website called Molly Mel.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 truffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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