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Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

Whether you are a candy maker or not, these Chocolate Orange Truffles are amazing, and so easy to make.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, chocolate truffles, Easy Dessert Recipe, easy truffles
Servings: 70
Calories: 23kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Wooden Spoom
  • Wax Paper
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips 1 package
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • zest of one orange
  • teaspoons orange extract

Outer Coating

  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating

Instructions

  • Pour milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together cream and orange zest and bring to a boil; immediately pour over chocolate chips in the bowl.
  • Let stand for 1 minute then mix until the chocolate is completely smooth. Add in orange extract.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 45 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
  • With a large wooden spoon, stir mixture for 10-15 seconds or just until it lightens in color (do not overbeat or it will not be the right texture).
  • Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets (they don't have to look pretty). Place baking sheet in the fridge and let chill for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using your hands, gently roll each spoonful into a ball.
  • Follow the directions on the candy coating packaging and melt chocolate (I melted mine in the microwave according to the package directions).
  • Dip each chocolate orange ball in the candy coating and push around until completely covered; allow excess to drip off (I use two forks when I dip these truffles and that way the excess chocolate can drip through before I remove it from the bowl).
  • Place each truffle on wax paper; let stand until set. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Notes

  • For the outer coating I prefer chocolate chips, but I know many people prefer bark. Both will work

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg