Chocolate Orange Truffles (GF, DF, SF)

Chocolate Orange Truffles (GF, DF, SF)

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Easy healthy chocolate orange truffles. These decadent moist bite sized truffles are devilishly good. Taste just like a Terrys chocolate orange whilst being easy to make and healthier than you would think. They are gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Try not to eat them all in one go!

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A Terrys chocolate orange was one of my favourite chocolates to eat albeit difficult to break apart, but that was all part of the fun. Now these chocolate orange truffles hit the spot perfectly and are easy to eat.

How these truffles came to be is well a recipe FAIL actually. I was testing out chocolate orange muffins, which didn’t work very well as they weren’t sweet enough and slightly bitter. Nevertheless, I hate to waste food which is why I crumbled them up added sugar free vegan buttercream and turned them into cake balls. Dipped them in melted dark chocolate and left them to set.

Final result was little balls of chocolatey orange goodness.

chocolate orange truffles

What was once a recipe fail turned into a great new recipe that was a huge hit when I took them into work with me. Never let a failed recipe discourage you. 9 times out of 10 it can be salvage and turned into something new and interesting.

As mentioned above I made sugar free vegan buttercream. Which I know sounds weird as buttercream is made of butter and sugar. In fact, it’s easy to make simply swap out the sugar for sweetener I used Natvia natural sweetener. Then swapped the butter for a vegan version I used Pure dairy free spread.

chocolate orange truffles

The method for making the buttercream is the same. I blitz the sweetener in my blender to create a fine powder. Resembling the consistency of icing sugar. Cream the dairy free spread and powdered sweetener together in a small bowl to create the buttercream.

The texture and consistency resembles regular buttercream. The taste is similar but not as moreish. This doesn’t matter once its mixed together with the cake. It adds the sweetness that the cake was missing and removes the bitterness.

chocolate orange truffles

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Chocolate Orange Truffles

Easy healthy chocolate orange truffles. These decadent moist bite sized truffles are devilishly good. Taste just like a Terrys chocolate orange whilst being easy to make and healthier than you would think. They are gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Try not to eat them all in one go!

Course Dessert
Cuisine DF, GF, SF
Keyword Chocolate Orange Truffles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 94 kcal
Author emma

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 75 grams almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 20 grams orange spice choc shot I used Sweet Freedom
  • 10 grams raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • zest of a medium orange
  • .1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Buttercream

  • 25 grams dairy free butter i used Pure
  • 25 grams powdered sweetener i used Natvia

Chocolate coating

  • 50 grams 70% dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 

  2. In a large bowl combine the eggs, almond flour, orange juice, orange spice choc shot and cacao powder. Stir until well combined. 
  3. Next zest the orange and add to mixture. Lastly add the baking soda and powder. Mix to combine.
  4. Divide mixture into a six hole muffin tray. I used a silicone muffin tray. Bake in oven at 180c for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Once baked take out oven and leave to cool. 
  6. While muffins cool make the buttercream by blitz 25g natvia sweetener In a high speed blender until a fine powder. 

  7. Beat butter and powdered sweetener together to a smooth thick buttercream. 
  8. Next break the muffins up into small pieces and mix into the buttercream.  Roll mixture into balls. I used a cookie scoop to measure them out. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  9.  Meanwhile melt the dark chocolate. Take truffles out the fridge and dip in melted chocolate to completely coat them. 
  10. Place each finished truffle on grease proof and place back in the fridge to harden the chocolate. Then eat and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Macros for one truffle is 7.5f 3c 3.3p

chocolate orange truffles

 



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