Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Desserts Specialty Desserts Liqueur Desserts Orange Liqueur

Use orange liqueur or orange juice to flavor these dipped truffles. This is a very easy recipe, requiring no candy thermometer and no sensitive tempering of the chocolate.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 159
Preparation time: 40m
Total cooking time: 5h 30m


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1   In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter and cream. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Stir in 4 ounces chopped chocolate, orange liqueur, and orange zest; continue stirring until smooth. Pour truffle mixture into a shallow bowl or a 9X5 in loaf pan. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  • 2   Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Shape chilled truffle mixture by rounded teaspoons into small balls (a melon baller also works well for this part). Place on prepared baking sheet. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 3   In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, melt remaining 4 ounces chocolate with the oil, stirring until smooth. Cool to lukewarm.
  • 4   Drop truffles, one at a time, into melted chocolate mixture. Using 2 forks, lift truffles out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the pan before transferring back onto baking sheet. Chill until set.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12.4g 19%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 2mg  
Potassium 4mg  
Total Carbohydrates 11.8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Protein 1.5g 3%
Sugars 10g  
Vitamin A 174IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 4mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 0mg  
Folate 0mcg