Chocolate Orange Truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 min

Yield: 4 dozen candies


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange-flavored extract
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds), for coating
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, for coating

1. Prepare a small loaf pan with non-stick spray and set it aside. In a medium-size sauce pan, combine the chocolate chips and butter over medium heat. Once the chocolate begins to melt begin adding the half and half a little at a time. Once chocolate chips are completely melted and chocolate mixture is smooth, remove the pan from the heat. . 


2. Stir in the orange extract. Evenly pour chocolate mixture into prepared loaf pan and allow it to cool on a rack for 20 minutes. Refrigerate  cooled chocolate for one hour or until chocolate mixture is firm and set. Use a melon-baller to make smalls ball of the chocolate mixture. Use your hands to roll firm chocolate into smooth, little balls.


3. Roll chocolate truffles in crushed nuts or powdered sugar and place them in individual paper mini-muffin cups. Place the truffles in a covered dish and chill until ready to serve. 


4. Enjoy! 


Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.