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Orange Truffles Recipe

Orange Truffles Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or white chips


  • 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 1-2 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 1 minute; 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 15 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: bout 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"So easy to make! Loved them"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

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

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"So easy to make! Loved them."

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