Grand Marnier Truffles Recipe

©Rebecca Franklin, Licensed to
  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 90 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 16 truffles (16 servings)
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How to Make It

How to make Grand Marnier truffles:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream and orange zest just to a boil. Remove from the heat immediately. Add the chopped chocolate and Grand Marnier and stir until the mixture – ganache - is completely smooth.

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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 188
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 30 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)