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Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Servings: Makes 48 truffles
Serve these delicious sweets on an attractive serving tray or on a festive holiday plate. Great for parties, during the holiday season, or any time!

2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup toasted almonds, ground
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup canned 100% pumpkin
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cups coffee liqueur (or use apple juice)

To Roll Truffles In:
Confectioners' sugar
Cocoa powder
Ground almonds

You will also need:
Candy cups (optional)

In a medium bowl combine crushed wafers, ground almonds, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and cinnamon. Blend in melted chocolate chips, pumpkin, and coffee liqueur (or apple juice, if using). Shape into 1/2 inch diameter balls.

Roll the truffles in confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, or ground almonds. Place truffles in pretty candy cups.

Makes 48 truffles.

Source: Petaluma Rose Company, Petaluma, CA
Date: November 13, 2002