Grand Marnier Truffles Recipe

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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 90 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 16 truffles (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
188 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 truffles (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 3g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Rich chocolate truffles are enlivened with a bit of Grand Marnier and orange zest in this delicious recipe. Ganache and the proper rolling technique are the secrets of this recipe's success.

For a whimsical touch, attach a bit of candied orange peel or an orangette to the top of a finished truffle using a bit of melted chocolate for glue.


  • 2/3 cup cream (heavy)
  • 1 teaspoon zest (fresh, orange)
  • 12 ounces chocolate (semisweet, chopped into very small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur (Grand Marnier)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur (Grand Marnier)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa solids (premium)

Steps to Make It

How to make Grand Marnier truffles:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream and orange zest just to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately.

  2. Add the chopped chocolate and Grand Marnier and stir until the mixture – ganache - is completely smooth.

  3. Chill the ganache until it is hard enough to roll into balls. Measuring out a heaping teaspoon, quickly roll the ganache into a ball. Roll the ball in the cocoa powder and chill.