Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe
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Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

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I love chocolate truffles, so you can imagine my delight when I came across the recipe for these dark and decadent confections. The hint of orange makes them deliciously different from other candies. —Theresa Young, McHenry, Illinois
Featured In: Easy Truffles Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 33 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 82 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in cream until blended. Stir in extract. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until firm. Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Roll in sugar. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p79

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Carol Bishop User ID: 660921 174580
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Very good and very easy to put together"

cookingmoose User ID: 1763160 174125
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"I have never made truffles before It was super easy for me to make them.. I never thought it to be that easy now i want to make this and dark chocolate mint truffles These candy's last a long time in the sealed container in the refrig. ( about 6 Months) I am a nut for making Peanut butter chocolate layer fudge and now truffles.. Its my weakness.. lol"

Troyellen User ID: 5723051 88743
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"The flavor was very good. But upon removing them from the fridge, they were so hard we couldn't roll them into balls. We let them sit at room temperature and they were still very hard to roll, but we did manage it. Next time I will roll into balls and then chill."

NessyPants User ID: 6365227 105230
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"they were really good! I didn't have any orange extract so I used a little orange juice, I can't taste it very much but I love the flavour of the dark chocolate so I don't mind. loved them!!! though my batch only made a dozen...."

Zombiebaby User ID: 5984085 113980
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"These are insanely delicious and RICH! They are absolutely delicious but one or two is plenty for one person as they are so rich in dark chocolate flavor. I would make them again but only for a large group of people."

gingbaby User ID: 1949232 93431
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"These are a chocolate lovers dream!! And they are so quick and easy. I gave them as Christmas gifts. Different flavors of extract can be used to give a variety."

lbj61 User ID: 6345831 178414
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"These were good and definitely easy to make. Mine were a little soft even after chilling so I just used a little less heavy whipping cream the next time I made them. I also used 1 T of flavored liqueurs instead of the extract for the subsequent batches. I used rum, Sambuca, and Cointreau. I rolled them in colored sugar that I use for sugar cookies. They were a big hit and fun to make and eat."

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 93430
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"took these to a block party/ big success and many request for the recipe! will try other flavors the nex time..easy to make"

Becki68 User ID: 5796352 106471
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Super easy Truffles.. and they taste wonderful! Will make these again and again! Think I am going to try a different flavor next time.. just to have some variety."

rojmckay User ID: 4408836 178412
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I just made these and they are so easy and so good. I love the smooth texture. I used the super fine sugar to coat them and it turned out great! I will definitely make these again and try using different flavorings in them."

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