Blood Orange Chocolate Truffles
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 20 truffles
Rich and decadent dark chocolate truffles with a hint of blood orange. These are the best homemade candy!
  • 79 milliliters (1/3 cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 1g (1 teaspoon) blood orange zest (~1 orange)
  • 142g chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 57g (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 10 milliliters (2 teaspoons) blood orange juice (~1/3 orange)
  • 10g (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder (you won’t use all of it)
  1. Combine heavy whipping cream and orange zest in a small heavy-duty saucepan; heat over low-medium heat
  2. Bring to a light rolling boil then remove from heat; immediately pour through a mesh strainer over chocolate and whisk until smooth
  3. Whisk mixture until chocolate is completely melted; whisk in butter and orange juice until smooth
  4. Chill mixture in refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight
  5. Once firm, use a small or cookie dough scoop to form small ball-shaped truffles; they will be slightly soft and sticky; freeze for fifteen minutes to set
  6. Once set, roll truffles in cocoa powder and store in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to eat
  7. Bring to room temperature before serving
Adapted from my lemon truffles
May store in refrigerator up to one week
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at