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Chocolate Orange Truffles

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These creamy chocolate orange truffles are decadent treats bursting with citrusy orange flavor.
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  1. Chocolate Orange Truffles Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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If you are a fan of the combination of chocolate and orange flavors, you will love these chocolate orange truffles. Filled with a creamy chocolatey orange filling and coated in sugar, these decadent little bites of deliciousness will be hard to resist.

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Chocolate Orange Truffles Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • ⅔ cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest (plus more for optional garnish)
  • 1½ teaspoons pure orange extract
  • 1 (12-ounce) package of dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (for rolling the truffles in)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can substitute a different kind of chocolate chip. Try milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the dark chocolate chips in this simple recipe.

SUGAR: You can substitute cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or sanding sugar to roll the finished truffles in.

How to Make This Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe

STEP ONE: Add the heavy cream to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. 

heavy cream added to a bowl

STEP TWO: Heat the cream for 1 minute in the microwave.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can also heat the heavy cream on the stovetop in a small saucepan rather than in the microwave.

STEP THREE: Whisk in the orange zest and orange extract.

orange zest and orange extract whisked into the heavy cream

STEP FOUR: Add the dark chocolate chips to the cream mixture, and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated. You can return the bowl to the microwave and heat it in 15-second intervals if the mixture is not warm enough to completely melt the chocolate. 

chocolate chip combined to the mixture in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Once the melted chocolate mixture is smooth, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 35 minutes. This will chill the chocolate enough to be molded.

PRO TIP:

If the truffle mixture is too warm, it will not form into balls properly. Make sure you don’t skimp on the time in the fridge for this step. 

STEP SIX: Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop or a tablespoon to scoop out the orange truffle mixture.

PRO TIP:

Using a small cookie scoop would give you uniform balls and the size you want for these truffles.

chocolate balls scooped into a bowl of melted chocolate then a bowl of sugar

STEP SEVEN: Roll truffles in the granulated sugar to thoroughly coat. 

STEP EIGHT: Place chocolate truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. 

Chocolate Orange Truffles placed on a parchment lined sheet pan

How To Serve

These easy chocolate orange truffles are such a rich and indulgent treat. They are the perfect size to satisfy a quick craving or for gifting to friends. Fill a box with these truffles alongside our Nutella truffles and Oreo truffles for a variety of flavors.

Our orange chocolate chip cookies are another treat that combines these two delicious flavors. Our white chocolate lemon truffles put on a different spin on chocolate and citrus flavors.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of these dark chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this sweet treat for up to 3 months. Place the truffles in a freezer-safe sealed container. Allow the truffles to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Chocolate Orange Truffles in a baking dish

The divine hint of orange flavor wrapped in rich chocolate makes these orange chocolate truffles irresistible. You need just a few simple ingredients and these decadent treats will come together in no time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these homemade chocolate orange truffles?

This orange truffle recipe freezes well and can be stored for up to 1 month.

Can I use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate in these truffles?

This lovely treat could be made with semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips if you are not a fan of dark chocolate. 

Should I store truffles in the fridge?

This delicious chocolate treat should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

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These creamy chocolate orange truffles are decadent treats bursting with citrusy orange flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest, plus more for optional garnish
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure orange extract
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, for rolling the truffles in

Instructions
 

  • Add the heavy cream to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat the cream for 1 minute in the microwave.
  • Whisk in the orange zest and orange extract.
  • Add the dark chocolate chips to the cream mixture, and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated. You can return the bowl to the microwave and heat it in 15-second intervals if the mixture is not warm enough to completely melt the chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate mixture is smooth, cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 35 minutes. This will chill the chocolate enough to be molded.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop or a tablespoon to scoop out the chocolate.
  • Roll the chocolate in the granulated sugar to coat completely.
  • Place the truffles on a lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Notes

  • You can also heat the heavy cream on the stovetop in a small saucepan rather than in the microwave.
  • If the truffle mixture is too warm, it will not form into balls properly. Make sure you don’t skimp on the time in the fridge for this step.
  • Using a small cookie scoop would give you uniform balls and the size you want for these truffles.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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