I love orange and chocolate together and I remember my mom making orange chocolate truffles as a kid. She used the old double boiler method to make her truffles. For me that’s too much fuss and more mess to clean up.

What you will need:

2 cups of dark chocolate chips or pieces
1.5 sticks of butter
2 teaspoons orange extract
pinch of salt
powdered sugar and cocoa for dusting

I melt my chocolate in the microwave with the butter. I start with one minute then take it out and stir. Then I microwave 30 seconds at a time being sure to stir well each time until its all melted together. After the mixture is melted and smooth I add my extract and a dash of salt. Then I let it chill in the fridge for about two hours. When my truffle mixture is firm I take it out and roll them into balls. You can cover your hand in a plastic bag to keep it from getting messy. I rolled my truffles first in powdered sugar and then in cocoa. These are so delicious and make great gifts. People will think you slaved all day. I got about 30 truffles out of this recipe.

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