Pumpkin Pie Protein Truffles

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

If you have any leftover canned pumpkin from Thanksgiving or want to get some more at the store, make these little truffles! They’re delicious – like bite-sized pieces of pumpkin pie goodness with a hint of vanilla and white chocolate. They’re also really quick and easy to make! And all you need are a handful of basic ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.

Below the recipe as always, you’ll find a bunch of notes so you can tweak it in case you don’t have the time to get any new ingredients. Or in case you simply want to have a bit of extra fun :-)

Ingredients

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (See note 1 if you hate pumpkin)
2 tbsp cashew butter (or almond butter)
Stevia drops to taste (See note 2 for subs)
1 tbsp pea protein (See note 3 for subs)
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice (store-bought OR homemade)
3-4 tbsp ground almonds
1/2 bar sugar-free white chocolate

Directions

1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients together until you get a smooth doughy paste you can roll into little truffles – or ‘balls’. If you want to do this in a food processor, go for it too.
2. Divide the batter into little balls.
3. Note: If you want to make a dip, stop right here and serve it with graham crackers or pieces of chocolate! If you want to continue for the truffles though, keep reading:

Looks weird, I know! But it’s actually pretty nice :-)

4. Note: If you want your batter to be thicker, use more almonds!
5. Set your truffles in the fridge so they set a bit and move on to melt your chocolate in a bain marie (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). If you don’t have any white-chocolate, go ahead and use dark chocolate. Anything goes!

Notes

1. If for some reason you hate pumpkin, go ahead and used baked sweet potato instead! It’s a 1:1 sub for pumpkin so go ahead and puree it and measure the 1/3 cup.
2. If you don’t have (or dig) stevia drops, use any other sweetener you prefer. Free free to use agave syrup if you don’t mind upping the sugar-content of your truffles – or just add more coconut sugar?
3. If you want to sub the pea for whey, go for it! Just make sure you add extra almonds and/or some coconut flour to ensure you get the right texture.

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