Pumpkin Gingersnap Truffles

Love, love, love dipping things in chocolate!

1 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbl powdered sugar
1/2 tsp orange zest
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of fine salt
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbl shortening

Melt white chocolate slowly in double boiler over low heat or in microwave.  Transfer to large bowl, add gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, salt, and cream cheese and beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Transfer to shallow bowl, cover and chill until solid enough to roll into balls (about 2 hours).  Scoop pumpkin mixture into balls, roll in hands if desired to make smooth, place on silpat, cover with with plastic and freeze.

Line a large tray with parchment paper or silpat.  Melt semi-sweet chocolate and shortening and transfer to small, deep bowl.  Work with about six pumpkin balls at a time (remaining put back in freezer) drop into the chocolate.  Work quickly, gently spoon chocolate over to coat.  Using two forks, lift truffle out of chocolate, shake off excess and transfer to prepared tray.  Continue with remaining pumpkin balls.  Put remaining chocolate in ziplock bag, snip corner, and drizzle swirl of chocolate in a design on top of each truffle.  Put tray in refrigerator for truffles to set up.  Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator.

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Brownies & Bars

S’more Cookie Bars

Once again I find myself with marshmallow creme to be used.  You ask why do you buy it?  I didn’t.  My sweet mom brought me two jars that she wasn’t going to use.  I come from a family of grocers, our pantries are full of all kinds of things.  I am so glad I had this marshmallow creme problem because I found this recipe when I went looking.  Oh my goodness, so good!  And…I had two jars, so I can make it again soon.  Recipe from


2 cups flour
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
2 cups milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350º.  Line 9″x13″ baking pan with foil, leaving overhang on ends.  Spray foil with non-stick spray.

In medium bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.  In large bowl, using electric mixer cream butter and sugar.  Mix in eggs until well combined.  Mix flour mixture into creamed mixture until well combined.  Press half of dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan.  Spread marshmallow creme carefully over dough and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over top.  Drop remaining dough in clumps over chocolate chips, gently spreading a bit.  Marshmallow and chocolate chips should peek through.

Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.  Cool completely.  Remove from pan to cutting board using foil, peel off foil and cut into bars.  You will need super willpower at this point!

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