Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

35 people

Chocolate Orange Truffles are a favorite candy to treat your guests to during any holiday season.

Why Try? Truffles may sound sophisticated (translate: difficult) but these are actually quite easy to make in a few simple steps.

Experiment with other flavorings or liquors, depending on your tastes. If these are a gift, keep in mind your recipients’ preferences and go with a non-alcoholic flavoring when in doubt.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange flavoring
  • Cocoa powder
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening

Preparation

  • 1 Heat the whipping cream and butter together just to a simmer, then add chocolate. Remove from heat while chocolate melts. Add flavoring. Stir until glossy and pour into a chilled bowl. Set aside until firm.
  • 2 Once firm, use a small melon baller and scoop ganache out. Roll by hand, using cocoa powder to reduce stickiness. Chill until firm.
  • 3 Melt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until melted; microwave additional seconds as needed. Drop each ball individually into chocolate, roll with a fork until coated, then use the fork to lift out and place on parchment paper. Chill and keep refrigerated.