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Cranberry Orange Truffles Recipe

Cranberry Orange Truffles Recipe

Homemade truffles are a delicacy my family looks forward to every holiday. We love the combination of tart cranberries and rich chocolate—and the orange and almond put this recipe over the top. —TerryAnn Moore, Vineland, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:40 servings


  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted


  • 1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat chocolate and butter until melted, stirring frequently. Whisk a small amount of mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the heat, whisking constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in the cranberries, orange juice concentrate and extract. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt candy coating. Dip truffles in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets and drizzle with bittersweet chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Reviews for Cranberry Orange Truffles

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"This is a great recipe and tasty. I use a small cookie dough scoop to get perfect rounds each time when I make truffles. I also used red/green candy coating for the swirls to make it Christmas looing"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"I love cranberries - need I say more. Rich and delicious, definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"I used almonds, coconut, and peanuts to coat the outsides instead of what the recipe called for and I also dipped the truffles in chocolate too.The batter was very hard to work with. Refrigerating it does make it hard so you can work with it, but once you roll in in between your hands, boy was that a huge disaster. If you like sweet stuff, this is the way too go. Way to sweet for my taste. I probably will not make this again, this is too labor intensive."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Amazing! Made a number of variations, rolled them in almonds, chocolate candies, etc. Not as pretty as the picture but great recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe and will add it to my candy recipes to make every year. I used cherry flavored craisins and my sons loved them."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"yum yum had a little trouble dipping in white chocolate, but I never made anything dipped before.I guess I will have to practice practice practice...........I love the combination of orange, cranberries and chocolate"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"This sounds great! Hope to have time to make before Christmas. Truffles are fun to make. Everyone always wants to know if you really made them. I'll be back with a review soon"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Awesome tasting and very pretty"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I actually made these truffles and LOVED 'EM.

I used long wooden skewers to dip the truffles in the coating - then sealed the spot where the skewer was with a dab of coating.
Will definitely keep recipe and make again"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I wasn't going to fix a lot of candy this year for the holidays, but I think I might put this one on the list to try! I think it looks delicious and it doesn't seem complicated to me at all!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"'fishrgal', how about dried cherries?"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"I am going to try it and I think it looks yummy. By the way, any ideas on substitutions for the cranberries for those that may not care for them?"

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