When something is flavoured with chocolate and orange, you know it’s going to be good. In this recipe, orange liqueur or juice is used in the mixture, giving the truffles a distinct orange flavour.

This chocolate orange truffles recipe is easy enough for a first-time truffle maker. After dipping the truffles in melted chocolate, roll them in crushed pecans or cocoa powder as you please.

Try these chocolate orange truffles for Christmas or as a Christmas Gift. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

SERVINGS:Chocolate Orange Truffles

12

PREP TIME:

5 Minutes

COOK TIME:

20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 55 g unsalted butter
  • 45 ml heavy cream
  • 110 g semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 30 ml orange liqueur
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 226 g semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, divided

Directions:

  1. Combine butter and cream in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in half of the chopped chocolate, the orange liqueur and the orange zest, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl and refrigerate until firm, around 2 hours.
  5. Shape the mixture into small balls and place on a wax paper-covered baking sheet.
  6. Chill in the fridge until firm, about 30 minutes.
  7. Melt the remaining chocolates until smooth.
  8. Allow to cool until lukewarm.
  9. Dip the truffles in the melted chocolate mixture.
  10. Lift using two forks to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  11. Place back onto the baking sheet.
  12. Refrigerate until set.

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