Orange Meltaways

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (11 1/2 ounce) packages milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)
  • 34
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 2 12
    teaspoons orange extract
  • 2
    tablespoons shortening
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place 1 package milk chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chips in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, bring cream and orange peel to a gentle boil; immediately pour over chips.
  • Let stand for 1 minute; whisk until smooth.
  • Add the extract.
  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Beat for 10 to 15 seconds or just until mixture lightens in color (do not overbeat).
  • Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Cover and chill for 5 minutes.
  • Gently shape into balls.
  • In a double boiler or microwave safe dish, melt remaining bag of milk chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Dip balls in chocolate; place on waxed paper to harden.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • Yield: 6 dozen.
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