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Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:33 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Very good and very easy to put together"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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...."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"At first I didn't think that these would take shape. I left the mixture in the fridge a while longer and it was firm enough to roll into balls."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"These are very good. For some reason they didn't get hard they stayed very soft and gewy. We loved them though."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I made these for Garbage Day (Potluck) at work, in addition to the Orange flavored. I also made Mint, Raspberry and Strawberry flavored. They were a big hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I could not mix the ingredients enough to give the truffle enough to get a creamy texture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"My daughter loves these. She had me make them for her birthday treat. They melt in your mouth!"

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