Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles

Matte Black Bowls
by Matte Black Bowls
15 Truffles
35 min

This recipe always makes it out at Christmas in my family. They are great to make as ana activity, and even better to eat! Chocolate orange is such a classsic Christmas flavour combination, and these live up to it.


Try and choose quite a good quality chocolate - since they are pretty dense chocolate wise, the nicer the chocolate, the nicer the overall truffles will be! You can also swap out dark chocolate for milk, which might be a more popular choice for the kids.


These super easy truffles can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, and perfect as an after dinner treat.

Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles
Recipe details
  • 15  Truffles
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate, chopped (200g)
  • 2/3 cup Double Cream (150ml)
  • 2 TBSP Butter (30g)
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • 1 TSP Orange zest
  • Cocoa Powder (for rolling)
Instructions

Put the peices of dark chocolate in heat proof bowl. Add the butter, sugar and cream to a non-stick pan and heat gently, stirring gently and not letting it boil.
Pour the cream over the chocolates and stir until it has melted. Stir in the orange zest. Pour into a shallow bowl and put in the fridge until set. (2-3 hours)
Using a teaspoon, take a scoop of the set mixture and roll with your hands into a ball, then roll in the cocoa powder and place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
Tips
  • Put the peices of dark chocolate in heat proof bowl. Add the butter, sugar and cream to a non-stick pan and heat gently, stirring gently and not letting it boil.
  • Pour the cream over the chocolates and stir until it has melted. Stir in the brandy. Pour into a shallow bowl and put in the fridge until set. (2-3 hours)
  • Using a teaspoon, take a scoop of the set mixture and roll with your hands into a ball, then roll in the cocoa powder and place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Store in a airtight container in the fridge, and eat within 1-2 weeks!
Comments
  • Jane Gottlieb Jane Gottlieb on Dec 11, 2022

    The ingredients do not list brandy or an amount required. Is this an editing error.

    What is double cream?


    • Barb Van Dusen Butler Barb Van Dusen Butler on Jan 11, 2023

      Double cream is heavy (whipping) cream.

      I’m asking about the brandy too, as it’s mentioned in the “tips”, but not in the first instructions.

  • Barb Van Dusen Butler Barb Van Dusen Butler on Jan 11, 2023

    I too am wondering how much brandy to add, as your 2nd “tip” mentions to stir it in.

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