Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles

My delicious and decadent Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles are an ideal afternoon or after-dinner treat. Made with only 5 ingredients!

easy chocolate orange truffles covered with chopped nuts

Lots of you have been asking for easy and quick treats, so I listened! You’re going to love this quick Truffles recipe with its burst of orange and silky chocolate ganache. Forget store-bought truffles, these homemade treats are easy to whip up and impress everyone, even if you’re a beginner baker.

Why You’ll love these Chocolate Orange Truffles

  • Texture: creamy, melt-in-your-mouth ganache coated in rich chocolate and chopped nuts.
  • Flavor: the perfect balance of rich chocolate and orange.
  • Time: Ready in under an hour, these truffles are the perfect last-minute dessert.
  • Effort:  simple recipe with minimal ingredients, and no fancy equipment.
easy chocolate orange truffles

Ingredients to Make Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles

  • Heavy cream: Adds richness and creates that creamy and smooth ganache center.
  • Butter: adds richness and helps create a silky smooth texture.
  • Chocolate: The star of the show! Use good quality chocolate for best results.
  • Orange extract or zest: infuses the ganache with a zesty, citrusy punch.
  • Cocoa powder: for an extra layer of chocolatey goodness (optional).
  • Chopped Nuts: an optional coating for a little crunch.

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How to Make Chocolate Orange Truffles

Make the Chocolate Ganache

  • Warm up the heavy cream in a saucepan, not letting it get to a boil. Next, add the chocolate, followed by the butter and brown sugar, and whisk until fully combined.
  • Continue whisking to prevent the chocolate from seizing. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

Helpful Tip: place plastic wrap directly on top of the ganache to avoid a skin from forming.

Coat the Ganache Truffles

  • Once solid, grab a cookie scoop or teaspoon and make 2-3 teaspoon-sized balls, coat them with chopped nuts, chopped candied oranges or cocoa powder.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Make it dairy-free with coconut cream or vegan chocolate.
  • No orange? Try lemon or lime zest for a different twist.
  • Add chopped nuts or seeds, coconut shreds or icing sugar.


Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe FAQs:

Q: Can I use milk chocolate? 

A: Sure, but the orange flavor might be less pronounced.

Q: What if my truffles are too soft? 

A: Pop them back in the fridge for a bit longer.

Q: What if the ganache is too hard to roll?

A: If it’s just a bit firm:

  • Let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. This will soften it slightly without melting it completely.

A: If it’s still too stiff:

  • Microwave it in 5-second bursts, stirring in between, until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Be careful not to overheat it, or it will lose its shine and become greasy.

Q: Can I freeze them? 

A: Absolutely! Just thaw them in the fridge before serving.

chocolate orange truffles with chopped nuts

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easy chocolate orange truffles covered with chopped nuts

Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles

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My delicious and decadent Easy Chocolate Orange Truffles are an ideal afternoon or after-dinner treat. Made with only 5 ingredients!


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 315 gr dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tbsp butter, diced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract or zest of 1 orange
  • Cocoa powder, for coating

Optional Coating:

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 candied orange slices, diced


  1. In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream until warm to touch, but not boiling. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in chopped dark chocolate and butter, and stir until smooth. Next, stir in brown sugar and whisk until combined.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the chocolate to avoid a crust from forming. Chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Once cool and solid, using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop the ganache into 2-3 tsp rolls, roll the balls between your hands and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This process can get a little messy.
  5. Next, pour the cocoa powder into a small bowl and dip and roll the truffles in the coating.
  6. These truffles keep best in the refrigerator. Remove from fridge until ready to serve.

Optional Coating:

  • Covering these truffles with chopped nuts and candied oranges is optional, but highly recommended! In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and roll each truffle ball until fully covered. If you want to keep it simple, roll them in cocoa powder instead.


  • Storage: Store Truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: dessert, snack
  • Cuisine: American

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