Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Truffles
Here’s another great summer dessert that’s a no-fuss, no-bake option to make now and enjoy anytime. These melt-in-your-mouth wonders taste like your favorite childhood orange creamsicle, but arrive in dreamy grownup form. Made with rich white chocolate and orange flavoring, you can serve them as an easy after-dinner treat with coffee or your favorite glass of bubbly.
Orange Creamsicle Truffles
2 high-quality white chocolate bars (4.4 oz each)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange flavoring
1 teaspoon orange liqueur (optional)
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
1 cup powdered sugar
Chop white chocolate bars into small pieces and set aside. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and cream together until just combined. Remove from heat and stir in the salt, orange flavoring, and liqueur. Stir in two drops of yellow food coloring to every one drop of red to create an orange hue. Set aside and allow to cool a bit. On a double boiler over medium heat, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly pour the orange mixture into the melted chocolate, stirring to combine until texture is silky and even. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, until solid.
To prepare truffles, place powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Use a melon baller or small cookie dough scoop to create small balls of chocolate mixture. Drop each ball into the powdered sugar, then roll in your hands to create a ball. Roll one more time in powdered sugar before placing on a serving sheet. Repeat with the remaining chocolate. Makes 18-24 truffles, depending on size. Chill before serving, or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six weeks.