Hi friends! It’s Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and I’m back with another chocolate recipe just in time for Valentine’s Day! These Grand Marnier Truffles could not be easier to make, so even if you’re short on time you can still have a luscious homemade treat to give to your sweetheart. All you need to do is print this recipe and grab your best bars of dark chocolate.
The original truffle recipe calls for raspberry liqueur, but we’re giving it a citrusy makeover. The orange flavor of Grand Marnier lends a cheerful brightness to dark chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations, and it’s a good pick-me-up on grey winter days.
A whole 8 ounces of dark chocolate is combined with a little heavy cream in a saucepan and then melted together on the stove top. After the mixture cools, a shot of orange liqueur is stirred in (the fragrance will be heavenly!). The chocolate is then whipped with an electric mixer to give it just a little more volume.
I transferred the whipped ganache to a piping bag fitted with a star tip, but if you don’t have piping equipment the ganache can be chilled and rolled into balls. Either way, a generous dusting of pure cocoa powder is in order! It gives the truffles an extra layer of chocolate flavor, and keeps them from melting in your hands when you pick them up for a bite.
Candied orange zest makes a tasty topping for these truffles. It’s an optional step, but really makes a pretty presentation. This is one of the easiest truffle recipes I’ve ever made, and I hope you’ll give it a try! Again, you can find the recipe here.