Bite-sized pieces of dreamy, creamy, orange lusciousness?
If you love orange flavor, and I mean LOVE ORANGE FLAVOR, this truffle recipe is going to open up your palette to a whole new world of orange-cream inspired luxury. The word love, doesn’t even come CLOSE to describing the feeling that I have about these truffles.
They. Are. Pure. Bliss.
Creamy, dreamy, luscious, decadent and best of all… ORANGE…. these truffles are going to be an absolute crowd-pleaser at your next office party! That’s actually how I stumbled into this recipe. I was working as an insurance agent in a call-center a few years back and we frequently had Food Friday’s, and being the baker-at-heart that I am, I wanted to WOW everyone with my “amazing skills” and started searching for the perfect recipe. It’s an office, so naturally I wanted to keep it somewhat clean, easy to eat with your hands, but still packing a full punch of flavor. I found this recipe, tried it out, and knew that I was in trouble. They instantly became one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE desserts of all time (My #1 are French Macarons, then Ice Cream, then THESE truffles)! Apparently, my team agreed, as there was one coworker in particular who requested these several times throughout the course of my employment there, and of course I obliged each time- who wouldn’t?!
They are so incredibly addicting.
What you will need:
- Fresh zest from 1 Orange
- White Chocolate Chips (Try Milk Chocolate for a delicious truffle reminiscent of the Chocolate Oranges at Christmas… my FAVORITE stocking stuffer!)
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Orange Candy Oil (I stand by LorAnn candy oils. You can use extract, of course, but the candy oil is the key to that luxurious orange-cream taste. I find my candy oil at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, but Walmart and JoAnn’s have been known to carry it as well.)
- Powdered Sugar
- Orange Food Coloring
Orange Dream Truffles
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsp Orange Zest
- 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
- 3 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp LorAnn Orange Candy Oil (Substitute any orange extract)
- Powdered Sugar To coat the truffles
- Orange Gel Food Coloring
- Place your white chocolate chips into a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter and orange zest until the mixture begins to bubble. Let cook for an additional one minute, stirring constantly. Add your heavy whipping cream and let cook for an additional 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Remove from heat
- Using a strainer, strain your butter mixture into the white chocolate chips (to catch the orange zest), and let stand for one minute. This helps the white chocolate break down, so you can mix it easier. Add in your food coloring and candy oil, and stir vigorously. Your mixture will look like it is seizing and not coming together, but just keep stirring and eventually you will have a mixture that resembles melted taffy (pictured in the above post)!
- Cover and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 - 2 hours, or as long as it takes to solidify. Once cooled-down, use a spoon to scoop out half-tablespoon sized dollops, then drop into a bowl with powdered sugar to coat the scoop. Use your hands to roll the truffles into spheres. The powdered sugar helps keep the truffles from sticking to your hands.
- Place in mini cupcake liners or put them straight into a bowl and enjoy! Refrigerate them to firm up if they have become soft.