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Monday, December 10, 2018

Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles

Bites of creamy orange cheesecake goodness are dipped in chocolate to make this one of a kind no bake treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

open bonbon with creamy center showing inside chocolate shell



     Imagine biting through a crunchy chocolate shell to have your teeth sink into a creamy orange center. Actually, don't imagine it. Whip up a batch and try it for yourself. Chocolate covered orange cheesecake truffles may just become your new favorite!


     It's #ChristmasSweetsWeek so it goes without saying it's going to be fun and delicious. It's also going to be super SWEET!

a whole truffle next to one cracked open to show the center


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mixing bowl full of cream cheese center



       Some work friends and I did a marathon cookie baking session last week. We made tons of the classics. We each had lots of delicious cookies to make trays and spread some holiday cheer.

      Little Dude and I still have plans to make sugar cookies and decorate them with royal frosting as well. He has been looking forward to it for months.

     But I love to throw a few new things in each year. Cream cheese truffles have been on my mind for a while now, just waiting for a chance to be made.


balls of creamy centers scooped onto wax paper and ready to freeze


       When a bottle of LorAnn Orange Emulsion showed up at my door, the lightbulb went off. Orange cheesecake bites with a chocolate shell!

Ding ding! We have a winner!

     Of course some Dixie Crystal powdered sugar helped make them sweet and delicious.  The inside was melt in your mouth good and my husband kept going back for one more.

frozen centers rolled into smooth balls



      The filling whips up easily, but I definitely recommend giving them plenty of time in the freezer. That will make the rolling and dipping process go a lot easier.

     My husband also highly recommends eating them cold, even frozen. He liked them at room temperature as well, but not as much as when they were cold.

bowl of chocolate coated truffles



     So jazz up your next party with delicious cheesecake truffles  and feel free to experiment with different flavors. Then let me know what you've tried and loved! Also be sure to check out the other Christmas sweets below.



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Yield: 38 Servings
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Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles

Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles

Imagine biting through a crunchy chocolate shell to have your teeth sink into a creamy orange center. Actually, don't imagine it. Whip up a batch and try it for yourself. Chocolate covered orange cheesecake truffles may just become your new favorite!
Prep time: 2 H & 30 MCook time: 5 MTotal time: 2 H & 35 M

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange emulsion
  • 1 pound chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and orange emulsion, beating until completely incorporated.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to portion about 2 teaspoons at a time onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Place in freezer for at least an hour.
  4. After freezing for a while, roll the scooped mounds of cheesecake filling between your hands to form rounded balls. Return to the freezer for at least another hour or two. Overnight would be fine.
  5. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate until it is smooth. Dip the frozen cheesecake balls and place on wax paper to set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
Calories
140.57
Fat (grams)
6.81
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.18
Carbs (grams)
18.99
Fiber (grams)
0.41
Net carbs
18.58
Sugar (grams)
17.71
Protein (grams)
1.29
Sodium (milligrams)
38.01
Cholesterol (grams)
11.99
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Bites of creamy orange cheesecake goodness are dipped in chocolate to make this one of a kind no bake treat!





12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. I would never have guessed how easy these could be to make. Yum. We love everything dipped in chocolate best!

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  2. Any kind of chocolate dipped anything makes me soooo happy! I love the orange in there for an extra special flavor of goodness!

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  3. You just can't go wrong with truffles! These look so easy to make, so they're perfect for the busy holiday baking season!

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  4. These chocolates sound delicious. I haven't dipped chocolates for a while. It would be fun to do that again!

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  5. Orange and chocolate are so perfect together. Sounds like a treat I would love. Thanks for sharing your recipe on MM.

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  6. So hard to choose! I don’t have a family traditional recipe at this time, so I like trying new things each year. I like almond-based cookies, candies (like chocolate covered marzipan), & other desserts, as well as cheesecake! These truffles look so good!!

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  7. Chocolate and orange is a favorite combination in my house. You've taken it over the top with the cheesecake! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate365.

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