Chocolate Orange Truffles


Chocolate Orange Truffles
Serves: 30
  • ½ pound bittersweet chocolate (high quality such as Lindt or Ghiradelli)
  • ½ pound semisweet chocolate (high quality such as Lindt or Ghiradelli)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1 Tablespoon strong brewed coffee
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Candied Orange or Tangerine Rind (optional)
  1. Chop the chocolates finely with a sharp knife. Place them in a heat-proof mixing bowl over a double boiler. Melt the chocolate.
  2. As chocolate is melting, heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just boils.
  3. Turn off the heat and allow the cream to sit for 20 seconds.
  4. Slowly pour the cream into the bowl with chocolate and stir to incorporate
  5. Stir in the Grand Marnier, coffee, and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  6. With a #60 (2 teaspoon scoop), spoon round balls of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
  8. If using, top each with a piece of candied citrus rind.
  9. Truffles will keep refrigerated for weeks, but serve them at room temperature.
Looking for a different flavor try swapping out the Grand Marnier for Chambord or Frangelica. Or perhaps some cinnamon and cayenne for a spicy kick.


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