Luckily for me, spending an afternoon making these Turkey Truffles has really lifted my spirits. Not only did I develop the best tasting, most amazing pumpkin flavored ganache for inside these truffles, but the turkeys turned out so cute, that I can’t stop smiling when I look at them.
Chocolate Turkey Truffles filled with Pumpkin Ganache
Ingredients: (makes 60)
8 ounces (1 cup) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup packed Edy’s Slow Churned Pumpkin Patch Ice Cream*
18 ounces good quality white chocolate (with cocoa butter in the ingredients)
1/3 cup Nestle Butterscotch Morsels
*Edy’s (or Dryer’s) Slow Churned Pumpkin Patch Ice Cream is available at Walmart through the holiday season. You can also use Edy’s Slow Churned Classic Vanilla or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for this recipe, just increase the spices to 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
120 candy eyes (3/8 inch look best)
60 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
60 red candy coated sunflower seeds
2 1/4 or 2 1/2 inch egg shaped candy molds
small squeeze-it mold painters or squeeze bottles, pastry bags or zip top bags
Spread a layer of chocolate over top of the ganache and scrape off any excess chocolate.
Pop them in the refrigerator for pure chocolate and freezer for confectionery coating for 5 minutes until the top coat is hardened.
Use the remaining dark chocolate to pipe the outline of turkey tail feathers onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Fill in with the remaining milk chocolate.
Once you have piped in the milk chocolate, tap the tray to remove air bubbles. Do this as you make each one.
Refrigerate (pure chocolate) or freeze (coating) for 5-10 minutes until set.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
I was compensated by Collective Bias and it’s Advertiser to create this recipe, but all opinions expressed here are my own. This pumpkin ganache recipe is one of my new favorites. Even if you don’t make these time consuming turkeys, make the ganache. You’ll love it, I’m sure.
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