Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles (Only Five Ingredients)
These chocolate orange truffles are so delicious and creamy. They taste like a luxurious French truffle but, they are made at home with only five simple ingredients. This recipe is so easy. All you have to do is warm up some cream and then melt butter and chocolate in it. There are no artificial or natural food flavors in this recipe. To add the orange flavor to the truffles I used only orange zest. The hardest part is to wait for your truffle mixture to firm up in the fridge. Then you form little chocolate balls and roll them in cacao powder. If your inner child likes to get messy and play with play dough this is a recipe for you.
Why should you make the chocolate orange truffles?
I love orange and chocolate in desserts. That is why this is the third recipe with that flavor combination on my blog. I have chocolate orange cookies. I also have another five-ingredient recipe for a chocolate orange mousse. If you are like me and you like that flavor combination I guarantee that you are going to love this recipe.
On the market there are many brands that sell orange chocolates. Unfortunately, when I read the ingredient list, I often put those back. They frequently use artificial or natural flavors to enhance he orange taste. The orange flavor in this recipe comes only from orange zest. I think that adds just the right amount of orange taste to my truffles.
If you have diabetes you can use sugar free chocolate for this recipe. I’ve prepared them with milk chocolate chip form Choc Zero. Instead of refined sugar they use monk fruit to sweeten their chocolates. Monk fruit won’t cause a spike in the insulin because it has zero impact on the blood sugar.
This recipe is naturally gluten free. It doesn’t contain wheat or other grains.
Helpful tips about making chocolate truffles
The quality of your chocolate will determine the quality and taste of your truffle. I would recommend using chocolate that you like for that recipe. I’ve made this recipe with dark and milk chocolate, and I honestly prefer it better with milk.
For an extra creamy flavor, I recommend using heavy cream and real butter. I used my favorite butter brand Kerrygold (not sponsored).
I always use organic oranges if I’m going to zest them. If you can’t find organic, make sure to wash it very well before zesting.
I use unsweetened cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. The cacao powder is raw and less processed. It is very important to use unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder.
The number of truffles you going to get depending on the scoop you use and on your personal preference. I ended up with twelve truffles. You can double the recipe if you make them for more people.
Please note: making truffles is messy. You might have to keep paper towels nearby or wash your hands frequently with cold water.
This blog post is not sponsored. I love the products of Choc Zero and I use them all the time in my baking. The link will give you $15 off your first purchase and I will get $15 off any of my furniture purchases.
Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips or 8 oz milk or dark chocolate
- the zest of one orange
- unsweetened cacao powder for rolling
- Add the cream in a small pot and bring it to a simmer. Add the butter to it and stir until it is melted.
- Remove the cream from the burner and add the chocolate to it. Stir until it is melted and smooth.
- To the chocolate mixture add the zest of one orange and stir. If you want to get a smooth truffle without any zest you can strain the mixture trough a fine mesh strainer. I left the zest in because I don’t mind it.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until truffle mixture is solid.
- Add some cacao powder in a plate.
- With a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop take some of the a chocolate mixture and roll it between your palms to form a ball. Then roll the ball into the cacao powder until it is dusted all over. Repeat the same process until you run out of chocolate truffle mixture.
- If you feel that the mixture is too hard leave it at room temperature for 5 minutes and try again.If the mixture is too soft and you can’t form a ball put it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
- Store the truffles in an container with lid in the refrigerator for about a week.