Orange Chocolate Meltaways

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Divinemom5

These creamy, truffle-like goodies are great on your holiday cookie plates.

Top Review by SusieQusie

Wonderful taste but sure fussy to work with. They certainly are meltaways - even when cold, rolling into balls was nigh on impossible. I ended up wearing chocolate gloves ;-) All my attempts to dip them in the chocolate resulted in a tasty puddle. I finally spooned them all into the pecans & rolled them around into a reasonable facsimile of a ball. Were I in a bad mood, I would have gotten very frustrated but I thought it was quite fun & challenging!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 1/2 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 34 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 12 teaspoons orange extract
  • 2 12 cups chopped toasted pecans
  • Coating

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  1. Place milk and semi sweet chocolate chips in mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. In saucepan, bring cream and orange peel to gentle boil.
  3. Immediately pour over chips.
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Stir in extract.
  6. Cover and chill about 35 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
  7. Beat for 10-15 seconds, or until mixture lightens in color (do not over beat). Spoon by rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheets.
  8. Cover and chill 5 minutes.
  9. Shape into balls.
  10. Roll half of the balls in chopped pecans.
  11. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.
  12. Dip remaining balls.
  13. Place on wax paper to harden.
  14. Store in refrigerator.

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