Chocolate Orange Truffles

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Theresa/ Thunderbird

Use orange liqueur or orange juice to make these dipped truffles

Top Review by joanna_giselle

These were the most popular truffles on a platter I made this Christmas. The flavours are fabulous especially if you love the combination of chocolate and orange like me! I doubled the recipe but had difficulty shaping the balls with the spoons. Finally I used a melon-baller more successfully but they were a little wonky. I also dipped them into melted white chocolate with a little orange essence instead of dark chocolate. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring butter and cream to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate, orange liqueur, and orange peel; stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Pour truffle mixture into a shallow bowl, or a 9X5 in loaf pan.
  5. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper.
  7. Shape chilled truffle mixture by rounded teaspoons into small balls.
  8. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  9. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  10. In the top of a double boiler set over simmering (not boiling) water, heat chocolate and oil, stirring until melted and smooth.
  11. Transfer chocolate mixture to a bowl.
  12. Cool.
  13. Drop truffles into melted chocolate mixture.
  14. Using 2 forks, lift out truffles tapping gently on side of bowl to allow excess coating to drip back in bowl.
  15. Return truffles to baking sheets lined with waxed paper, and chill until set.

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