Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Bites

Finish off these low-sugar desserts with a sprinkle of flaky salt. Adding salt, in addition to a bitter ingredient such as dark chocolate, increases the intensity of sweetness so you can use less sugar in a recipe.

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Bites on wood surface with sea salt and chocolate shavings
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins


  • 8 ounce dark chocolate, chopped

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur

  • Orange zest (optional)

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. In a small heavy saucepan cook and stir dark chocolate and cream over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium bowl. Cool 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a tray or baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add liqueur to chocolate mixture. Beat with a mixer on medium 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe into ten 2-inch mounds onto prepared tray. If desired, top with orange zest. Cover loosely and chill 1 to 24 hours. Sprinkle lightly with cocoa powder before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
11g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 133mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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