Delicious orange truffles that will remind you of all the creamsicle treats you had as a kid. Very easy to make and a great snack for parties or gifting!
‣ 1 cup white chocolate, either chips or a finely chopped bar ‣ 1/4 cup unsalted butter ‣ 2 tablespoon orange zest ‣ 3 tablespoon heavy whipping cream ‣ 1/2 teaspoon orange extract ‣ 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided ‣ orange food coloring, optional
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, then toss in the orange zest. Stir occasionally until the butter starts to bubble, then cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
While continuing to stir, add the whipping cream to the saucepan. Cook for another one or two minutes; you don’t want the cream to boil or it will burn. Remove saucepan from heat.
Pour the hot orange cream mixture through the strainer, then use the spatula to press the cream through.
Add orange extract and orange food coloring (if using). Use a spatula to gently stir the white chocolate until it’s smooth and creamy. Transfer the bowl to the refrigerator to chill until firm.
Use a cookie scoop to scrape out a small ball of orange truffle mixture. Roll it between your hands to form a ball.
Drop the formed truffle into a bowl of powdered sugar, then toss to coat.
Once all truffles are formed, transfer to a sealed container and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.