This recipe is not for the perfectionist. The Hub and I wrestled with the coating for the good part of an hour and never got it to look pretty. I'm sure it was user error. Some skill in working with chocolate coating and candy is probably necessary for making these. It is just a more sophisticated recipe than some other pumpkin truffle recipes that I looked at. And I would go for smaller truffles rather than larger. As our chocolate cooled, our truffles got larger and larger. If you decide to make these, you'd be better off using her gorgeous picture as an example rather than ours. These are the good ones, you should see what the ugly ones looked like.