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Chocolate Orange Truffles

n my humble opinion chocolate and orange is one of the best flavour combinations you can get. These citrusy chocolate morsels are a treat at any time of year but particularly good at Christmas time.
Wrap up in a cellophane bag with a big sparkly bow. So easy to make, these chocolate orange truffles make such a lovely gift.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
chilling time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, vegetarian


  • 1 glass bowl
  • 1 pan or large bowl of hot water


  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 90 ml boiling water
  • 200 g cream cheese full fat
  • 4 tsp marmalade good quality
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 clementine zest


  • Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water and then stir in the boiling water until you have a thick glossy mixture.
    250 g dark chocolate, 90 ml boiling water
  • Add in the cream cheese, marmalade, ground cloves and the zest of the clementine.
    200 g cream cheese, 4 tsp marmalade, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1 clementine
  • Combine all the ingredients together, making sure that the cream cheese is fully folded in.
  • Cover and pop into the fridge for a few hours.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out small amounts of the mixture and roll in your hands to make truffle sized balls.
  • Finish by rolling the balls in cocoa powder and leave to set in the fridge over night.
  • Place them in a cellophane bag or gift box and tie them up with a big sparkly bow.