I will never be satisfied with this name… Pumpkin bread balls? Pumpkin bread cream cheese cake balls? Pumpkin bread cream cheese chocolate- and butterscotch-covered cake balls decorated with walnuts? If you think of something, please share!!
I bookmarked this banana bread balls recipe a while back from Vanilla Sugar Blog. But then my wonderful roommate made pumpkin bread for me. A few adjustments to the recipe later, and this recipe was born. Isn’t she lovely?
These flavors (pumpkin, cream cheese, chocolate, butterscotch) blend shockingly well together. Try them. You can thank me later when you can’t stop sighing contentedly each time you eat one.
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
2 tbsp. butter flavored shortening
~3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Mix together pumpkin bread + 8oz cream cheese + 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Roll into 1.5″ balls and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
2. Make the dipping sauce according to this food.com recipe, but use the chips specified above. You could use normal shortening, but the butter-flavored kind will increase the buttery, rich flavor.
3. Dip bread balls in sauce (two forks work well together). Tap off excess sauce and set the balls on wax paper. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top immediately, so the sauce doesn’t harden.
4. Let them harden (you can pop them in the refrigerator after a bit) and then hand these out to anyone you need something from. You’ll get what you want. I promise.