From PILLSBURY BAKING
Makes 5 dozen truffles
Truffles are always a great choice for any celebration, and the added orange flavor in this recipe makes them perfect for the holiday season.
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 package PILLSBURY PURELY SIMPLE Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Mix
1/2 teaspoon orange flavored extract
Ground almonds or unsweetened cocoa powder
Chocolate Coating (recipe below, or your favorite coating)
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup all-vegetable shortening
Candied orange peel, if desired
DIRECTIONS FOR TRUFFLES
1.Microwave chocolate chips, butter, and cream in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes, until very warm.
2.Add frosting mix and orange extract. Beat with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread in 13” x 9” baking pan. Cover and chill 1 1/2 hours or until firm.
3.Line 2 large trays with wax paper. Using 1 1/4-inch diameter small metal scoop, drop chocolate mixture into prepared trays to make small mounds. Cover and chill 1 hour. Place almonds and cocoa powder in medium bowls. Roll mounds into balls.
DIRECTIONS FOR CHOCOLATE COATING
1.Microwave semi-sweet chocolate chips and all-vegetable shortening in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2 minutes; stir. Microwave at additional 10 second intervals until completely melted and smooth when stirred.
5.Drop 1 ball into coating, spooning coating over truffle to cover completely. Lift from bottom with fork or candy dipper, allowing excess coating to drip off into bowl. Gently slide truffle off fork onto wax paper by pushing base with a toothpick. Immediately garnish top with thin strip of candied orange peel, if desired.
6.Repeat to make additional truffles. As coating thickens, microwave at 10 second intervals until desired consistency when stirred. Chill when complete. Serve chilled.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsburybaking.com