Chocolate Orange Truffles

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  • Published Dec 23rd
  • Ready In5h 30m
  • Servings12
  • Calories159
Use orange liqueur or orange juice to flavor these dipped truffles. This is a very easy recipe, requiring no candy thermometer and no sensitive tempering of the chocolate.

Chocolate Orange Truffles Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chocolate Orange Truffles for 12 servings:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Chocolate Orange Truffles Cooking Instructions

  • Prep40m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In5h 30m

To cook Chocolate Orange Truffles, you need about 40 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Chocolate Orange Truffles is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Chocolate Orange Truffles within 5 hours 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Chocolate Orange Truffles easily:

  1. 1 In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter and cream. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Stir in 4 ounces chopped chocolate, orange liqueur, and orange zest; continue stirring until smooth. Pour truffle mixture into a shallow bowl or a 9X5 in loaf pan. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  2. 2 Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Shape chilled truffle mixture by rounded teaspoons into small balls (a melon baller also works well for this part). Place on prepared baking sheet. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3 In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt remaining 4 ounces chocolate with the oil, stirring until smooth. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. 4 Drop truffles, one at a time, into melted chocolate mixture. Using 2 forks, lift truffles out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the pan before transferring back onto baking sheet. Chill until set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 159 calories; 12.4 grams of fat; 11.8 grams of carbohydrates; 1.5 gram of protein; 15 milligrams of cholesterol; 2 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 9th 2010

    This recipe is delicious. I made them for my mom because her favorite thing is orange and chocolate. Be patient with this recipe. Here are some things I did to alter it that work wonderfully ...

  2. Feb 17th 2008

    These were very good! I have to say, though, that I missed the professional look of tempered chocolate. I rolled half of them in pecans and the other half in cocoa. Freezing the balls for ...

  3. Nov 29th 2007

    I could hardly believe it, but it worked: I substituted organic coconut milk for the cream, and organic palm oil shortening for the butter. Added two tablespoons of homemade vanilla extrac ...

  4. Dec 22nd 2004

    Contrary to what may have been written by others, this recipe is very good and not too difficult to complete. The key is patience. I followed the recipe exactly and these truffles came out ...

  5. Nov 8th 2003

    The flavor of the filling is very good! I would recommend adding 1 Tbs. of either glucose or corn syrup to the unmelted chocolate and store in a seperate bowl. Heat the cream and butter as d ...

  6. Dec 28th 2002

    A HUGE hit for Christmas! Definitely chill well between steps and I put the balls in the freezer for 30 minutes before dipping in the chocolate, which gave them a very professional look as t ...

  7. Feb 14th 2002

    Very delicious and easy! I made these to give as homemade Valentine's Day candy. I would make the following recommendations to the recipe: double the recipe, I ended up with 28 very small ...

  8. Dec 10th 2001

    Made these last night. Oh My God Are They Good!!! Had a bit of a hard time getting the filling to chill stiff enough. But they turned out great. I also made a batch with Kahlua and insta ...

  9. Dec 25th 2000

    I made these using grand marnier. Instead of dipping in chocolate, I prefer my truffles rolled in cocoa, this worked fine. These are excellent, distinct orange flavor, but not too much. M ...