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Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles

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
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


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


  • 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.

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  • Carol Bishop
    Feb 6, 2014

    Very good and very easy to put together

  • cookingmoose
    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

  • onlymoira
    Jul 7, 2013

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  • taylor
    May 17, 2013

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  • Troyellen
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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