Orange Truffles Recipe
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Orange Truffles Recipe

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Delicious citrus is the tasty surprise when folks try these chocolate candies. For an elegant effect, CT's cooks drizzled them with melted white chips.
Recommended: Easy Truffles Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or white chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chocolate chips in a blender or food processor; cover and process until crushed, about 30 seconds. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat cream and butter on high for 30-90 seconds minutes or until almost boiling.
  2. While blender or processor is running, gradually pour cream mixture and extract over chips in a steady stream until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until firm. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat shortening and remaining chocolate chips on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave in 10-to 20-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Dip truffles; place on waxed paper to harden.
  4. In another microwave-safe bowl, heat vanilla chips at 70% power for 10 seconds; stir. Microwave in 5-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Transfer to a pastry or plastic bag; cut a hole in the corner of bag. Drizzle over truffles. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Orange Truffles in Country Woman November/December 2001, p29

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GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 81683
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"So easy to make! Loved them"

GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 111976
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Very good recipe :) Loved Them :) Very easy to make :)"

hauke User ID: 573585 74526
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"So easy to make! Loved them."

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