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Chocolate Orange Truffles #Choctoberfest


I don’t know about you guys, but when I get a craving for chocolate I mostly think about getting my hands on some rich, luxurious chocolate candy to satisfy it. Store-bought candy bars are wonderful for a quick chocolate fix, but when I have the time, I enjoy making my own fancy-looking chocolate truffles!

Making homemade chocolate truffles is incredibly easy to do. However, you can keep that as your little secret because anyone who tries one of these little babies will believe you slaved away for hours making them! I love treating my guests to goodies like these chocolate orange truffles that are simple to put together, but make them feel doted on.

These decadent little bites will liven up the look of your party table too. Seriously, once these little confections are nestled inside their petite paper cups, they look so elegant.

When I make these little candies, semi-sweet chocolate with orange is my favorite flavor combination, but really the possibilities are endless when it comes to adding flavorful backnotes into this recipe. You can simply add a little bit of quality extract or freshly zested fruit rind into the melted chocolate to change up these homemade truffles to suit yourself.

I always make a few batches of these chocolate orange truffles during the holidays and honestly, I had this post on my schedule to share closer to Thanksgiving. However, I realized this was a terrific post to share during this amazing week of #Choctoberfest

I don’t think any celebration of all-things-chocolate would be complete without some dainty chocolate truffles!

Be sure to check out  my post from Monday, to learn more about #Choctoberfest and to enter to win an amazing prize pack worth $400 from the Imperial Sugar Company and the other generous sponsors of this weeklong event of #Choctoberfest!!

Chocolate Orange Truffles                      printable recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 min
Yield: 4 dozen candies


  • 2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange-flavored extract
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds), for coating
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, for coating


1. Prepare a small loaf pan with non-stick spray and set it aside. In a medium-size sauce pan, combine the chocolate chips and butter over medium heat. Once the chocolate begins to melt begin adding the half and half a little at a time. Once chocolate chips are completely melted and chocolate mixture is smooth, remove the pan from the heat. . 

2. Stir in the orange extract. Evenly pour chocolate mixture into prepared loaf pan and allow it to cool on a rack for 20 minutes. Refrigerate  cooled chocolate for one hour or until chocolate mixture is firm and set. Use a melon-baller to make smalls ball of the chocolate mixture. Use your hands to roll firm chocolate into smooth, little balls.
3. Roll chocolate truffles in crushed nuts or powdered sugar and place them in individual paper mini-muffin cups. Place the truffles in a covered dish and chill until ready to serve. 
4. Enjoy!

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  1. Who needs the store bought truffles! These look amazing and so much better.

  2. Hi Angie, thank you!! 🙂

  3. I love chocolate and orange together. It’s one of the best combinations! This would be a perfect ending for a meal… Just enough to give closure, but not too much to make you feel happy!

  4. Hello Marcelle, These Chocolate Orange Truffles look delicious!! This is one recipe I will be trying in the upcoming holidays. So many different ways to decorate these truffles too! Homemade is always the best! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  5. i don't see chocolate and orange together all that often and that's a shame–it's a delicious combo!

  6. Chocolate and orange are such a great flavor combination. The only thing I would change would be to use dark chocolate…my favorite.

  7. Thank you, David!!

  8. Hi Trina, thank you!! 🙂

  9. Thank you, Grace!!

  10. I love dark chocolate too and it would be nice with orange!! Thank you, Karen 🙂

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