Orange Creamsicle Truffles
I should really make more candy…..
Because candy is awesome.
Don’t you love candy, and truffles, and loads of white chocolate flavored with fresh orange zest and rolled in powdered sugar?
Of course you do.
You know what I don’t love, though? Journeying to the silly mall to the Godiva store to get truffles…..
and waiting behind that person who can’t make up their mind as to which truffles they want to buy. I always want to be like “JUST GET ON WITH IT” in a British accent but then I realize there’s a very good chance they will not get the reference.
Monty Python should be required viewing.
Anyhoo – why pay for truffles when you can make them at home? Make as many as your heart desires in any flavor you can imagine!
If you can tell, I’ve eaten quite a large deal of these and am typing on the resulting sugar high.
This recipe comes to us from Cooking Classy, and after those Creamsicle Cupcakes I knew I’d love these truffles. Not only are they summer in one glorious truffle-y bite, but they are so so easy to make and adapt!
Plus you feel all fancy scooping and rolling your very own homemade truffles. Well, I did anyway.
Not a fan of orange creamsicle, you say?
HOW ARE YOU NOT? Not a problem! These can easily be transformed into lemon cream truffles with fresh lemon zest, a little lemon extract, and a pinch of yellow food coloring.
How about Key Lime Pie Truffles? Sub limes for oranges and roll in graham cracker crumbs.
Am I blowing your mind? Good!
I may have mentioned that I’ve developed quite a citrus addiction as of late. It’s just that you can always manage to get good citrus for a decent price and, oh yeah, it’s delicious.
The only problem with this recipe: it only makes 20 truffles. I need MORE people! So I suggest doubling the recipe if you have the time and ingredients.
Trust me: they will go fast.
Baking Candy Making!
Orange Creamsicle Truffles
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
- 1/4 cup butter
- orange zest from half an orange
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp orange extract
- orange food coloring (optional)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)
- Pour white chocolate chips into a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter along with orange zest over medium heat. Stir in heavy cream and scald the mixture (bring it to just below a boil).
- Pour mixture through a sieve/fine mesh strainer over the white chocolate chips, pressing with the back of a spoon or spatula to squeeze out all flavor from orange zest.
- Allow mixture to sit for one minute, then add orange extract and optional food colorings. Whisk until smooth, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
- Scoop out heaping tablespoons of mixture and roll into balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Freeze for 10 minutes to set then keep in refrigerator until ready to