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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; stir until smooth. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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nancygene1 User ID: 8938916 258808
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"At first, I thought this was a bit too much work, but the finished product is sooooo good! I will definitely make them again, even though I don't particularly like recipes that call for only a "dab" of an ingredient that I normally don't use, i.e., concentrated o.j."

cdugdell User ID: 5127261 169961
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"

hauke User ID: 573585 169959
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

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

chuchutran14 User ID: 4740683 108479
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."

FarmerGig User ID: 4442248 168591
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."

mtpainter User ID: 1026310 188321
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."

nanasue6x User ID: 5011235 211322
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"

TTech63 User ID: 5517694 104246
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"

dh2871 User ID: 5206659 145733
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Awesome tasting and very pretty"

johnpaul User ID: 214013 104232
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"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 188320
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!"

mfl User ID: 765933 102688
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"'fishrgal', how about dried cherries?"

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 127780
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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