Grand Marnier Truffles

Grand Marnier Truffles

The Spruce / Rebecca Franklin

  • 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 heavy cream
  • 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

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. Serve and enjoy!