My Chocolate Orange Truffles are rich and creamy, smooth and decadent, and are an ideal after-dinner confection. They contain just 4 ingredients that combine to produce this luxurious sweet treat. Serve a platter of these delicious Chocolate Truffles to your guests and watch as they disappear!
Line a small, flat dish with non-stick baking paper. I used a Pyrex, 13 x 18 cm (7 x 5 inches). (See Note 3.)Add the chocolate sprinkles to a small bowl and set aside.Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and set it aside.
Add the cream and orange zest to a small saucepan. Over low heat, heat the cream until just below boiling point.
Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Transfer to the fridge to chill, about 2 hours, or until it is firm enough to roll into balls.
Working with a small ice cream scoop, or a teaspoon, scoop about 3 level teaspoons of the mixture and roll it into small balls.If the chocolate is too firm to roll, set it aside for 5-10 minutes.Press on the mixture as you are rolling to make it compact.
While rolling the balls, it is helpful to keep an ice pack beside you and use it to keep your hands cool. Alternatively, you could use a pack of frozen peas. Keep a few sheets of paper towel nearby to dry your hands.
Toss each chocolate ball in the chocolate sprinkles and move the bowl around so they are evenly coated.
Place each ball on the prepared tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. If storing the truffles in layers, separate them with non-stick baking paper.
For a creamy texture and best flavour, use full-fat cream. Thickened/whipping cream should have a minimum 35% fat content.
I use dark chocolate that contains 40% cocoa solids. You could use one with higher percentage cocoa solids, but the bitterness will increase.
To make it easier to line the dish, I firmly scrunch the baking paper before placing it in the Pyrex. You can, if you wish, use a bowl, it will just take a little longer to chill.
Please note, the nutritional information is based on one Chocolate Orange Truffle. The nutritional information is an estimate only.