Orange Amaretto Cheesecake Truffles


I enjoy making truffles during the Holiday season and this year I wanted to make something different other than the traditional truffle flavors. This truffle has a wonderful taste of fresh orange as well as the sweet flavors of almond and subtle cherry. The graham cracker crumbs and cream cheese makes this truffle into a bite-sized cheesecake.

This truffle recipe doesn’t take many ingredients to create and makes a great addition to any dinner or party. It is also a great Holiday treat to give as gifts.



Orange Amaretto Cheesecake Truffles Recipe

This recipe was created to make a delicious twist to the traditional truffle. With flavors of almonds, cherries, and orange it is sure to please your senses. Not only do they taste wonderful but they present beautifully for your guests.

INGREDIENTS:
For the Truffles:
  • 1 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup graham crackers crushed
  • 1 orange zest
  • 3/4 tsp amaretto flavoring
  • For the Coating
  • 16 oz melting white chocolate

For the Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup graham crackers crushed
  • 1 tbsp milk optional

INSTRUCTIONS:
To Make Truffles

  1. Mix softened cream cheese in mixer until broken up, add in orange zest and amaretto flavoring.
  2. Gently stir in graham crackers, careful not to overmix.
  3. Place mixing bowl in refrigerator for about 1 hour or until dough is firm and is easy to shape into balls. If it is still sticky, let it sit longer.
  4. Place shaped truffles back into refrigerator and let sit until chilled.


To Coat Truffles

  1. Melt melting chocolate until smooth, careful not to burn chocolate.
  2. Dip chilled truffles into white chocolate using fork and place on parchment paper to let set.


For the Glaze

  1. Mix confectioner's sugar and orange juice until well combined. If it is too thick add milk or water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency.
  2. Once white chocolate has hardened on truffles drizzle glaze mixture over truffles.
  3. While still wet add crushed graham crackers onto drizzle and let dry.


For The Full Instructions, See Full Recipes: Orange Amaretto Cheesecake Truffles 
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