Chocolate Covered Orange Balls

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Chocolate Covered Orange Balls
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 03, 2023

Indulge in the delightful combination of chocolate and orange with these easy-to-make chocolate covered orange balls. With a burst of citrus flavor and a rich chocolate coating, these treats are perfect for any occasion. They make a great addition to holiday platters or can be enjoyed as a sweet treat any time of the year. Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your friends and family with this delicious recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Additional powdered sugar, for rolling

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.
  2. Stir in the orange zest and orange juice until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the crushed vanilla wafers, powdered sugar, and chopped nuts (if using).
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is thoroughly combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until firm.
  6. Shape the chilled mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  7. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until evenly coated.
  8. Place the coated balls on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes to set.
  9. Enjoy the chocolate covered orange balls immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Interesting Facts

  • Orange and chocolate are a classic flavor combination that originated in Spain.
  • The process of tempering chocolate ensures a shiny and smooth finish on the chocolate covered orange balls.
  • Adding nuts to the mixture provides extra crunch and texture to the treats.