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Orange Creamsicle Truffles

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Our orange creamsicle truffles are delicious bites of sweet orange and vanilla flavor wrapped up in a tiny decadent package.
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  1. Orange Creamsicle Truffles Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Orange Creamsicle Truffles Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Orange lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into these delightfully citrusy orange creamsicle truffles. They are the perfect combination of orange and vanilla flavor, and are so creamy and delicious that you won’t be able to resist having just one more. 

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Orange Creamsicle Truffles Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop of orange food coloring
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ORANGE: You can substitute orange oil for the orange extract; a drop or two will be enough. The combination of the orange and vanilla together is what yields that classic creamsicle flavor.

ALCOHOL: For a grown-up twist on these dreamy orange creamsicle truffles, add a little bit of orange liqueur instead of the orange extract.

How to Make This Orange Creamsicle Truffles Recipe

STEP ONE: Add the white chocolate chips to a medium bowl and set them aside.

STEP TWO: In a small saucepan, melt the butter and orange zest together. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

melted butter and orange zest stirred with cream in a bowl

STEP THREE: As soon as the hot cream mixture comes to a simmer, pour it through a sieve into the white chocolate chips to strain out the orange zest. Allow the white chocolate chip mixture to sit for 1 to 2 minutes to soften the chocolate.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You need just a small drop of orange food coloring. We like using gel food coloring since a tiny drop will go a long way, especially when we want these to be a nice pale orange.

through a sieve into the white chocolate chips to strain out the orange zest in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Add the extracts and food coloring, and whisk the mixture until smooth and all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. 

PRO TIP:

The melted chocolate mixture may initially separate from the butter, but continue whisking/stirring and it will incorporate.  

extracts and food coloring added to the white chocolate chips and folded together

STEP FIVE: If needed, heat the mixture for 15 seconds at a time in the microwave if the chocolate has not melted all the way.

STEP SIX: Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

PRO TIP:

Refrigerating for 30 minutes will yield a softer “dough” that is easier to scoop and roll but will need to be refrigerated longer for the formed truffles to harden. If you refrigerate the mixture for about an hour, it will be thicker and harder to scoop but a metal cookie scoop (a metal spoon or melon baller) will work fine. Once you have rolled these scoops into balls and coated them in powdered sugar, they will likely still be nice and well formed and ready to eat immediately.

STEP SEVEN: Scoop 1 to 1½ tablespoons of the truffle mixture and form into balls, then roll the balls in the powdered sugar.

truffle mixture rolled into the powdered sugar

STEP EIGHT: Refrigerate the truffles for another 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

How To Serve

These little bites of heaven would be a welcome treat any time of year when you are craving something sweet. They would be an especially special confection to make during the holiday season for gifting. Add them to a decorative box along with our white chocolate lemon truffles and strawberry truffles.

For more bite-size no-bake treats, our no-bake cheesecake bites and strawberry cheesecake bites are also great recipes.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store orange white chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze these creamsicle truffles for up to 1 month.

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Our delicious orange truffles are little bites of sweetness that you will want to whip up the next time you are looking for a tasty treat. Made with simple ingredients, they are a delightful addition any time of year.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these homemade truffles?

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

Can I use a different citrus flavor in these white chocolate orange creamsicle truffles?

This lovely treat could be made with lemon or lime as well. Simply replace all the orange components with equal lime or lemon ingredients.

Should I store truffles in the fridge?

These no-bake orange creamsicle truffles should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Our orange creamsicle truffles are delicious bites of sweet orange and vanilla flavor wrapped up in a tiny decadent package.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop orange food coloring
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Add the white chocolate chips to a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and orange zest together. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a simmer, pour through a sieve into the white chocolate chips to strain out the orange zest. Allow the mixture to sit for 1 to 2 minutes to soften the chocolate.
  • Add the extracts and food coloring and whisk the mixture until smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated. The mixture may initially separate from the butter, but continue whisking/stirring and it will incorporate.
  • If needed, heat the mixture for 15 seconds at a time in the microwave if the chocolate has not melted all the way.
  • Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Scoop 1 to 1½ tablespoons of the truffle mixture and form into balls, then roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
  • Refrigerate the truffles for another 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

Notes

  • You need just a small drop of orange food coloring. We like using gel food coloring since a tiny drop will go a long way, especially when we want these to be a nice pale orange.
  • The melted chocolate mixture may initially separate from the butter, but continue whisking/stirring and it will incorporate.
  • Refrigerating for 30 minutes will yield a softer “dough” that is easier to scoop and roll but will need to be refrigerated longer for the formed truffles to harden. If you refrigerate the mixture for about an hour, it will be thicker and harder to scoop but a metal cookie scoop (a metal spoon or melon baller) will work fine. Once you have rolled these scoops into balls and coated them in powdered sugar, they will likely still be nice and well formed and ready to eat immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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