Cran-Marnier Truffles

By Eat More Chocolate Team    ,   

October 26, 2015

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Try these delicious pop in your mouth truffles. They are cran-tastic.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • 30 mins

    30 mins



Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan combine sugar, evaporated milk, and the 1/2 cup butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook for 6 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add marshmallows, dark chocolate, Grand Marnier liqueur, and orange peel; stir until melted and smooth. Stir in dried cranberries. Beat by hand for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Cover and chill about 1 1/2 hours or until nearly firm.

Line a cookie with waxed paper. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls on the prepared cookie sheet. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until firm.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave semisweet chocolate and shortening on 50 percent power (medium) for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after every minute. Cool slightly.

Dip balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate, letting excess drip back into bowl. Return chocolate-dipped balls to cookie sheet. Chill about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. If desired, sprinkle truffles lightly with cocoa powder before serving.



1 1/2 cups sugar

1-5 ounce can evaporated milk

1/2 cup butter

2 cups tiny marshmallows

8 ounces premium dark baking chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur

2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel

1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely snipped

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons shortening

Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)