Orange Chocolate Truffles

by Jennifer on December 24, 2012

in Candy, Christmas Desserts, Winter Desserts

Much to my husband’s dismay, we have two full-size trees in our house. The Martha-Stewartesque, matchy-matchy tree downstairs with sophisticated white lights…and the rag tag, delightfully tacky tree upstairs with colored lights.

I love them both, but the upstairs tree has all of our special ornaments.

Like, the ornament I bought Robert for our first Christmas together (in 2004):

The ornament that we bought in Ireland:

The infamous zombie stocking ornament:

And, a special ornament Robert bought me this year:

Do you have a favorite Christmas ornament?

Oh, and I made truffles that kind of taste like a Terry’s chocolate orange. You’re welcome.

Decadent Orange Chocolate Truffles
 
Decadent orange chocolate truffles – they are dangerously good!
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 25-30
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups high quality semi-sweet chocolate, chips or chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 – 2 cups pecans, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Do not boil! Add the unsalted butter, stir until melted. Add the semi-sweet chocolate and stir until mixture is smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and whisk in orange extract. Pour mixture into a large, shallow bowl. Let cool, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Once mixture is properly chilled, it is time to roll! Place pecan pieces in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop or melon baller, scrape the chocolate mixture until you get a one inch ball. Roll each ball into the pecan pieces until coated. Place on baking sheet. Repeat until all of the chocolate mixture has been used.
Notes
Lightly adapted from Ghirardelli

 

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1 Meghan December 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

That NoYMoCo ornament is SO sweet, I love that idea! Merry Christmas!

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2 Jennifer December 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Thanks, Meghan! It was a very awesome present from my husband :) Have a wonderful holiday!

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3 Paula December 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

How sweet is your latest Christmas Ornament!! Love it. Merry Christmas to you all.

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4 Jennifer December 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Thank you, Paula! My husband is pretty awesome sometimes ;) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, sweet lady!!

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5 Mike December 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

The ornament you received this year is so thoughtful and sweet!! Big props to your hubby for that one. :) And that zombie stocking would definitely be a popular one at any ornament exchange party! Have an awesome Christmas!!

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6 Jennifer December 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Yeah, he’s kind of awesome :) Hope you’re having an amazing Christmas, Mike!!

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7 Carrie's Creations December 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

Awww the blog ornament is so sweet!!

I’m super jealous that you have 2 large trees! I have 3 but one is 4 feet and the other is 1 foot. I even get slack for having small ones lol.

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8 Jennifer December 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

I think the blog ornament may be the best one ever :)

Oh, we also have a tiny one foot tree – so I guess 3! But, he doesn’t have to put that one up, so I don’t think he cares ;)

Merry Christmas!!!

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9 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 27, 2012 at 2:20 am

Those truffles look addicting! And that NoYoMoCo ornament is just too freaking cute!

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10 Jennifer December 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thanks, Chung-Ah! My husband can be pretty sweet sometimes :)

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11 The Bearfoot Baker December 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

Your photo is incredible! I can’t wait to make these cookies. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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12 Jennifer January 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Thank you, Lisa! One of my resolutions is to improve my photography/staging, so it is so nice to hear when I get it kind of right :)

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