This truffles recipe is ideal for any kind of party of get-together. The flavors of orange and white chocolate pair up to make these incredible truffles which offer a rich, citrusy taste.
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To make them, you need white chocolate chips, butter, orange zest, powdered sugar, vanilla, orange extract, cream, and orange food coloring. They’re such tasty little treats and really easy to make.
They are also open to adaptation so if you want to change any of the ingredients and flavors, you can go right ahead, making lemon or lime versions instead of the orange.
If you’re making this for the adults only you can swap the orange extract for orange liqueur. Possible adaptations include coating the truffles in melted chocolate instead of powdered sugar or using milk chocolate instead of white chocolate.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe
These orange truffles are amazing if you love zesty citrus flavors as well as white chocolate. They’re light, zingy and bright in flavor and rich and creamy in texture.
How to Serve Them
A truffle or two goes perfectly with your after-dinner coffee, or you can package them up and gift them.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
Yes, you can make these in advance, as long as you keep them chilled until serving.
- White chocolate chips
- Heavy whipping cream
- Unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar
- Orange zest
- Orange food coloring
- Vanilla extract
- Orange extract
How to make Orange Creamsicle Truffles:
Put the white chocolate chips in a bowl.
Melt the butter with the orange zest in a pan and stir in the cream.
Bring to a simmer, then sieve into the white chocolate chips and discard the orange zest.
Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.
Stir in the orange and vanilla extracts and whisk until smooth.
If the chocolate isn’t fully melted, you can microwave the mixture for 15 seconds.
Use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops of the mixture and roll into balls.
Roll those balls in powdered sugar.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Truffles are often rich and chocolatey but these are a lighter take on the recipe. They’re orange creamsicle truffles made with fresh orange and white chocolate. If you like orange, you’re going to fall in love with these incredible truffles.
Orange Creamsicle Truffles
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 drop orange food coloring
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon orange extract
- Put the white chocolate chips in a bowl.
- Melt the butter with the orange zest in a pan and stir in the cream.
- Bring to a simmer, then sieve into the white chocolate chips and discard the orange zest.
- Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.
- Stir in the orange and vanilla extracts and whisk until smooth.
- If the chocolate isn’t fully melted, you can microwave the mixture for 15 seconds.
- Use plastic wrap to cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
- Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops of the mixture and roll into balls.
- Roll those balls in powdered sugar.
- Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to a month.
Variations and Substitutions:
You can use a different kind of chocolate, another citrus fruit (lime is good) or make the truffles either smaller or larger. They’re always good!