Healthy Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe - Fresh Water Peaches (2024)

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Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles are a rich and decadent treat! They're lower in sugar and made with wholesome ingredients like fresh orange puree, coconut milk, and dairy-free dark chocolate chips.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

These rich and decadent Homemade Chocolate Orange Truffles are secretly healthy! They're made 6 simple ingredients - dark chocolate chips, coconut milk, coconut flour, vanilla extract, salt, and an orange.

And instead of using processed orange juice, I like to blend a whole orange to create a fresh orange puree! It gives the truffles the perfect amount of orange flavor.

Plus, these orange chocolate truffles are great for anyone who has dietary restrictions because they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. (Depending on what chocolate chips you use!)

They're the perfect no bake treat to enjoy on Valentine's Day, Birthdays, or during the holiday season!

馃嵈Ingredient Notes

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  • Dark Chocolate Chips - My favorite brands are Hu Kitchen andPascha鈥 they make high quality chocolate that鈥檚dairy-free andsoy-free. The85% dark chipsare my favorite because they鈥檙e sweet but not too sweet! They also have a 100% cacao option that is great for anyone who issugar free.
  • Orange Puree -One medium sized orange blended. Don't forget to zest the orange before peeling it!
  • Coconut Milk- Or sub with any dairy-free milk! (Almond, Oat etc.)
  • Coconut Flour - This creates a nice center texture. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours.
  • Orange Zest -Make sure you wash the orange before grating!
  • Vanilla Extract - I love adding vanilla to all of my sweet treats - especially chocolate! It adds a nice layer of flavor.
  • Salt - Don't forget the salt - it helps bring out all the flavors. I also like adding a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top.
  • Coconut Oil - This isn't necessary, but I like adding about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to thin out the chocolate that you dip the truffles in.

Recipe Variations

  • Swap the dark chocolate for milk chocolate to give the truffles a sweeter flavor.
  • Coat the outside of the truffles with white chocolate to make white chocolate truffles.
  • Use chocolate sprinkles or colored sprinkles on the outside of the truffles for different holidays. (Pink sprinkles for Valentine's Day, green and red sprinkles for Christmas, etc.)

馃嵈Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Orange Zest

Start by grating the entire orange. Set the orange zest aside while you make the puree.

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Step 2: Orange Puree

Add the peeled orange into a high-speed blender, and blend until it's a smooth puree. (About 60 seconds.)

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Step 2: Truffle Filling

Next, add the dark chocolate chips, orange puree, orange zest, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt into a small saucepan.

Stir on low heat with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

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Step 3: Folding in Flour

Then transfer the chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Add in the coconut flour and fold together with a spatula until the flour has been absorbed.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

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Step 4: Roll into Small Balls

Once the truffle mixture is set, it should be thick enough to roll into about 14 small balls. Use a cookie scoop or teaspoon to keep them around the same size.

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Step 5: Melt Chocolate

In a small bowl melt the chocolate chips with about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Microwave in 20 second intervals. (Stirring in between.) It should be smooth and creamy!

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Step 6: Dipping Truffles

Then, dip each ball into the chocolate. (I like using two forks.) Allow the excess coating of chocolate to drip off into the bowl before placing on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or large plate.

Step 7: Toppings

Repeat until all of the balls are evenly coated. Top with another drizzle of chocolate, extra orange zest, and flaky sea salt. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the truffles to set.

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Expert Tips

  • Heat the chocolate at a very low temperature so it doesn't burn. Stir continuously.
  • Use a whisk to stir the chocolate! It works much better than a spoon.
  • Save some orange zest to sprinkle on top!
  • Let the truffle mixture chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to set.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to create the perfect size balls.
  • For dipping, I always use two forks so the excess chocolate can drip off. If you don't let it drip each truffle with have a flat ring of chocolate at the bottom.
  • Use parchment paper so the truffles don't stick.

Homemade Gifts

Dark chocolate truffles are the perfect gifts! Place 3-5 of truffles into a pretty box, tie with a ribbon, and gift to family and friends during the holiday season. They are also great as host gifts!

If you love making homemade truffles, try my Healthy Cookie Dough Truffles or my Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles!

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How to store leftovers

Leftover truffles should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

You can also store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure you use an airtight freezer safe container.

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Recipe Card

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Dark Chocolate Orange Trufflesare a rich and decadent treat! They're lower in sugar and made with wholesome ingredients likefresh orange puree,coconut milk, anddairy-free dark chocolate chips.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Chilling 1 hour hr

Total Time 1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 14

Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Cup Orange Puree One medium sized orange blended.
  • Cup Coconut Milk Or any dairy-free milk!
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • Orange Zest From one orange.
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Teaspoon Salt

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Instructions

Preparing the Orange

  • Start by grating the entire orange. Set the orange zest aside while you make the puree.

  • Add the peeled orange into a high-speed blender, and blend until it's a smooth puree. (About 60 seconds.)

Making the Truffles

  • Next, add the dark chocolate chips, orange puree, orange zest, coconut milk,vanilla extract, and salt into a small saucepan.

  • Stir on low heat with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  • Then transfer the chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Add in thecoconut flourand fold together with a spatula until the flour has been absorbed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour

  • Once the truffle mixture has cooled, roll into 14 small balls. Place on a plate, and return to the refrigerator while you prepare the chocolate.

Putting it all together

  • In a small bowl melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 20 second intervals. (Stirring in between.) It should be smooth and creamy!

  • Then, dip each ball into the chocolate. (I like using two forks.) Allow the excess coating of chocolate to drip off into the bowl before placing on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or large plate.

  • Repeat until all of the balls are evenly coated. Top with another drizzle of chocolate, extra orange zest, andflaky sea salt. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the truffles to set.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Heat the chocolate at avery low temperatureso it doesn't burn. Stir continuously.
  • Use awhiskto stir the chocolate! It works much better than a spoon.
  • Save some orange zestto sprinkle on top!
  • Let the truffle mixturechill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hourto set.
  • Use a smallcookie scoopto create the perfect size balls.
  • For dipping, I always use two forks so the excess chocolate can drip off. If you don't let it drip each truffle with have a flat ring of chocolate at the bottom.
  • Useparchment paperso the truffles don't stick.

How to store leftovers

Leftover truffles should be stored in anairtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

You can also store them in thefreezer for up to 3 months. Make sure you use an airtight freezer safe container.

** See full post for more information and helpful tips!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg

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FAQs

How long will homemade chocolate truffles last in the fridge? 鈥

Homemade truffles can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator and for up to 6 months in the freezer. For the best texture and flavor, bring them to room temperature before serving. Even if you're planning on gifting your chocolate truffles, be sure to store them in the fridge or freezer.

Can I freeze chocolate truffles? 鈥

Remove them to come to room temperature about 20 minutes before serving (they should be served at room temperature). To Freeze: Chocolate truffles can be frozen in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw truffles overnight in the refrigerator.

How to store truffle chocolate? 鈥

Keep truffles in a cool, dark place and keep them dry. Because truffles are generally a much softer consistency than tempered chocolate, it's more likely that you will need to put them in the fridge in warm weather. As with tempered chocolate, make sure the truffles are well wrapped and in an airtight container.

Is Terry's Dark Chocolate orange vegan? 鈥

Suitable for Vegetarians. May Contain: Nuts, Wheat. Contains: Milk, Soya.

What is the best chocolate to use for truffles? 鈥

I love Baker's or Ghirardelli brands. If you want to splurge, Scharffen Berger is exceptional! Semi-sweet or dark chocolate make a very intense chocolate truffle and milk chocolate yields a sweeter truffle. If using milk chocolate, reduce the cream to 1/2 cup as milk chocolate is much softer than dark chocolate.

Do fresh truffles go bad? 鈥

For fresh truffles to be enjoyed at their best, they should be consumed within 4 to 5 days. The autumn variety of the black truffle, Tuber uncinatum, can retain its flavour for up to two weeks, but the highest-quality white and black truffles are best enjoyed within a few days of delivery.

Do chocolate truffles go bad? 鈥

Do Chocolate Truffles Go Bad? Chocolate truffles can spoil over time because they're filled with non-shelf stable, moist ingredients. Their delicate structures will lose flavor quality long before they go bad. Chocolate truffles taste best within the first four months of their preparation.

What is the shelf life of fresh chocolate truffles? 鈥

Any solid chocolate pieces will last up to a year or so believe it or not. However, any filled pieces such as caramels, creams, jellies or toffee have approximately a 6 to 8 week shelf life. Truffles have approximately a 2 to 4 week shelf life due to the fact that they are made with fresh heavy cream.

Is it better to freeze or refrigerate chocolate? 鈥

As a general rule, refrigerating chocolate can extend its shelf life by at least 25%, while freezing can prolong it by 50% or more. Place the original box in a heavy-duty plastic freezer bag, seal it tightly and then refrigerate for up to one year, or freeze for up to 18 months for best quality.

Do chocolate truffles need refrigeration? 鈥

If you're planning to store chocolate truffles for an extended period or live in a hot, humid area, refrigeration or freezing is the way to go. This method prolongs their shelf life significantly, but be aware that it can also affect their texture and taste.

Should you refrigerate fresh truffles? 鈥

Truffles can be stored in the refrigerator as you would fresh mushrooms. Because the fridge is an inherently moist environment, it is important to wrap them in unbleached paper towels to absorb moisture. After receiving your truffles, remove them from their packaging.

Should you refrigerate dark chocolate? 鈥

Do not refrigerate chocolate. Whether you only eat gourmet truffles or consume any chocolate put in front of you, please don't store chocolate in the fridge. This is because chocolate easily absorbs the odors of whatever items it is placed near to in a fridge, which can have a detrimental effect on its flavor.

Is there real orange in Terry's Chocolate Orange? 鈥

Product Description. Milk chocolate flavoured with real orange oil.

What are the ingredients in dark chocolate orange? 鈥

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Cocoa Mass**, Cocoa Butter**, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithins), Orange Oil, Flavouring. **Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance seal stands for a better future for people and nature.

Is Terry's Chocolate Orange a real orange? 鈥

Terry's Chocolate Orange is a subtle combination of delicious chocolate and natural extracts of orange.

Do truffles go bad in the fridge? 鈥

Short Term Storage If you're looking to savor your fresh truffle for 1-3 weeks, then your best bet is to chill it, carefully, in the fridge. Make sure that its clean and dry鈥攄irt plays no role in conserving freshness and flavor. Fill a container with dry rice and keep your truffle submerged in the rice.

How do you know if truffles have gone bad? 鈥

Fresh truffles should be firm, not spongey. Over time, they will gradually soften a little and there is nothing wrong with them at this point. But the carbohydrate within the truffle is breaking down, releasing moisture, and therefore, the precious aroma. If they become squidgy and wet 鈥 they have perished.

Should I refrigerate homemade truffles? 鈥

Do not refrigerate chocolate. Whether you only eat gourmet truffles or consume any chocolate put in front of you, please don't store chocolate in the fridge. This is because chocolate easily absorbs the odors of whatever items it is placed near to in a fridge, which can have a detrimental effect on its flavor.

How long does homemade chocolate stay fresh? 鈥

Some should be eaten within as little as three weeks while others will remain fresh (if stored correctly) for up to 18 months. To enjoy your luxury handmade chocolates at their best, consume them within the recommended time.

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