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Orange Truffles

 Orange Truffles
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.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 2 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or white chips

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Orange Truffles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • in the corner of bag. Drizzle over truffles. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 79 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.