*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       RICH ORANGE-CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies                          Chocolate
                 Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3   c            Heavy cream
      1/4   c            Butter or margarine
    6       oz           Pkg semisweet chocolate
                         -chips
    2       tb           Grated orange peel
    1       t            Orange extract
                         COATINGS
                         Ground natural pistachio
                         -nuts
                         Unsweetened cocoa powder
                         Confectioners' sugar
                         Chocolate jimmies
 
   Stir the cream and chocolate chips in a small heavy saucepan over
   medium heat until bubbling and chocolate is almost melted.  Remove
   from heat. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the
   mixture is smooth. Stir in the grated orange peel and orange extract.
   Pour the mixture into a shallow baking pan and refrigerate until firm
   enough to shape, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, spread 2 to 3
   tablespoons of each coating ingredient in individual shallow dishes.
   Divide the cold chocolate mixture into 24 equal portions.  Roll each
   portion into a ball. Roll the balls in the coatings, 6 per coating,
   to cover completely. Place the balls as they are coated in 1-inch
   paper or foil bonbon cups. Store in an airtight container in the
   refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
   Makes 2 dozen truffles.
  
 
 
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