I am somewhat of a truffle fanatic. Yes, the savory variety too but sweet truffles are totally my JAM. I haven’t made any in a while and figured I was long overdue and these White Chocolate Orange Truffles are so perfect for summer!
With only FOUR ingredients, these could not be easier to make. Ok, I’m sorry. There’s actually five because I wasn’t counting the butter since most people have that on hand.
One of those ingredients is my secret weapon – Orange Essential oil. In the past I have used extract but essential oil is so much better so definitely get your hands on this if you can.
It can be used for all sorts of recipes and other things too – so many health benefits. Just make sure that you are only using only 100% therapeutic grade oils – I get mine here.
And I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Who takes a bite of a truffle and puts it back on the plate?!”
Bloggers, that’s who. We’re wacky. But I really just wanted to show you how creamy these truffles are (not how well my orthodontic work has held up but thanks for that, Mom).
- 10 oz white chocolate, chopped
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 5 drops orange essential oil (or 1 tsp orange extract)
- 1 drop each yellow and red food coloring (optional if you want them to be "orangey")
- Powdered sugar for rolling
- In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the butter, white chocolate and heavy cream and stir until smooth.
- Alternately, you can use a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 30 second increments, stirring in between each time until creamy and smooth.
- Add the orange oil and food coloring (if using) and stir to combine.
- Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes, then chill in the refrigerator until firm, about an hour or two.
- If chilling overnight be sure to cover.
- When ready to prepare the truffles, place a little powdered sugar in a small bowl.
- Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out small balls, rolling in the powdered sugar during the process if the mixture is a little tacky or sticky.
- The sugar tends to dissolve into the truffle mixture so I recommend keeping them chilled until ready to serve.
- I know, I said four ingredients but I wasn't counting the butter (or maybe it was the powdered sugar) since most people have it on hand. 🙂
I finished off that truffle and it was heavenly. The white chocolate and butter with that hint of orange… it’s like a bite sized creamsicle. And you definitely want to make these bite sized – don’t get all golf ball size crazy. They are super rich.
You can see that the powdered sugar was soaking in to the truffle – photographing food in Florida isn’t always easy but I just went with it even though they were all coated very prettily when I started. They were too tasty to not post so just make sure to keep these chilled until ready to serve.
A few of my bloggy friends are also posting some amazing orange recipes today as well. You can check them out here:
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.