Chocolate Tangerine Truffles

Truffles are so elegant and classy, it’s almost embarrassing how easy they are to make.  These truffles are intensely chocolate, tinged with orange-tangerine.  Seven ingredients, about ten minutes of actual working time, and they’re even dairy-free.

chocolate-tangerine-truffles-2The incredible chocolate content of these truffles means all you need is one to get your chocolate fix…but you don’t have to stop there. 
cocoa-dusted-trufflesIn a small saucepan, melt together chocolate, coconut milk, tangerine zest and orange extract.  Refrigerate for an hour then form into 1-in balls.
chocolate-trufflesRoll them in your palms until they become a little melty, then douse in cocoa powder.
cocoa-dusted-trufflesServe with a tangerine for an extra aroma of citrus.
Chocolate Tangerine Truffles

Chocolate Tangerine Truffles

These truffles are intensely chocolate, tinged with orange-tangerine.


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tbs agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 tbs tangerine zest
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder


  1. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Add in everything but the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Form the hardened chocolate into 1-in. balls. Roll them in your palms until they become tacky (the chocolate will melt easily) then douse in cocoa powder.

adapted from elenaspantry

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