I use affiliate links in some of my blog posts. This means that I could make a commission if you click on a link and purchase something. Read my full disclosure here.
Boozy Truffles Part 3
I have a big confession to make. I don’t like white chocolate. At all. Every once in a while I like it mixed in with something (like dark chocolate). But I can honestly say I can come as close to hating white chocolate as you can hate any type of chocolate.
That is… until now. Before I ever started making the Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate Truffles or the Dark Chocolate Coffee Bomb Truffles, I thought about combining white chocolate and Cointreau. It sounded like an interesting combination. And why not add the lightness of orange? I’ve come to enjoy adding orange zest to different recipes.
Hmm… orange Cointreau white chocolate truffles… sounded promising! The thought of that combination had me salivating. So I just had to try it, even though white chocolate usually grosses me out.
How Did They Turn Out?
So… I now love white chocolate. Well… at least in this form. These little white chocolate morsels are so buttery and light with the lightest hint of orange and liquor. They are a little soft because of the amount of cocoa butter, but they hold up enough to pop a couple in your mouth!
Each time I make batches of these, I eat all of the white chocolate truffles before I ever finish the dark chocolate ones. And I LOVE dark chocolate. So what does that tell you about how good these orange Cointreau white chocolate truffles are? They are delicious. I promise, even if you’re not a big fan of white chocolate, you will enjoy these!
Just make sure you follow the problem solving advice on my Dark Chocolate Coffee Bomb Truffles post. I had one batch of these seize on me, but by using the tips in that post I was able to salvage them and they came out so delicious and buttery. You would never have known that the chocolate had seized!
So are you a white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate fan? The Hubs loves white chocolate. I love dark chocolate. Share your preference with me in the comments!
Orange Cointreau White Chocolate Truffles
- 1 bar white chocolate (113 g)
- 1 Tbsp heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp Cointreau
- 1 medium orange, zested
- ¼ medium orange, juiced
- ¼ cup macadamia nuts
- 2 Tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
- Bring about an inch of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Once water comes to boil, turn down to simmer.
- Place a glass, or heat resistant bowl on top of the saucepan. Break white chocolate into chunks, add to the bowl with the cream. Stir until fully melted.
- Once chocolate is completely melted, take bowl off the heat and place on a trivet or kitchen towel.
- Add in chunks of butter and stir until melted.
- Add orange zest, orange juice, and Cointreau and whisk until evenly distributed in the chocolate.
- Place bowl, uncovered, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set.
- While chocolate is setting, take macadamia nuts and coconut flakes and put them in a food processor. Process until both the nuts and coconut are even in size.
- When chocolate is set, use a small cookie scoop or teaspoon and create small balls of chocolate. Gently roll chocolate in macadamia nut and coconut mixture.
- Chill finished truffles in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
- Truffles will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 3-4 days.