How to make chocolate orange truffles

We always start feeling festive when we start making our family recipe: chocolate orange truffles, I had made them since a young child and now Chloe has the pleasure of continuing a tradition I enjoyed so much. It's just not Christmas if we haven't made them. They are so easy to make and yet so delicious and incredibly moorish.

chocolate orange truffles


  • 100g (4 oz) plain chocolate broken 
  • 100g (4 oz) soft unsalted butter
  • 275g (10 oz) Icing Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 
  • chocolate sprinkles of cocoa powder (we use cocoa powder)


Melt the chocolate either placing a bowl over a low heat saucepan or by using a microwave over a quick time setting.


Beat the butter in the bowl with a wooden spoon and stir in the melted chocolate and the icing sugar, mixing well. Beat in the orange juice and rind util you have a mixture that resembles cookie dough. If it is too sticky add some co coa powder if its too dry add some more range juice or melted chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes untile the mixture stiffens.

truffle mixture


Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and using a teaspoon, scoop out small amounts of the truffle mixture and roll into balls.



Cover the bottom of a plate with co coa powder and/or chocolate strands/sprinkles. Add the rolled balls of truffle mixture on to the plate and roll round until covered. An alternative would be to put melted chocolate on top and allow to cool in the refrigerator. Place each truffle into a cake or sweet case and arrange into gift boxes or on to a decorated plate.


how to make chocolate orange truffles

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