Hazelnut Orange Truffles
Semi sweet chocolate is infused with orange and cherry flavor, then rolled in crunchy toasted hazelnuts. These decadent truffles are perfect for the holidays and making as gifts.
semi sweet chocolate chips
In a small bowl combine the dried cherries and Grand Marnier, cover with plastic wrap and let sit at least 30 minutes or overnight
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a light boil. Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Pour the cream over chocolates and whisk until smooth.
Give the cherries a rough chop if desired and stir into the chocolate mixture. Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the chocolate is easy to handle. The colder the chocolate, the easier it will be to handle.
While the chocolate is cooling, toasted hazelnuts in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly and grind in a food processor.
Place hazelnuts in a small bowl or shallow platter. Shape chocolate mixture into 1 inch balls; roll in ground hazelnuts. Store in a plastic storage container in refrigerator.
Watch how to make hazelnut orange truffles here!