When the kids were younger, Halloween was a very exciting time in our household, especially when it came to culinary creations. We would whip up batches of spooky cupcakes, zombie gingerbread, spider cookies, worm jelly and more.
As they’ve gotten older, this little tradition has gradually faded away. If fact, even the mere suggestion of making novelty food is met with an eye roll and deemed ‘babyish’ *sob*
Not wanting to give up on our Halloween fun altogether, I racked my brains and managed to lure them back into the kitchen with a more grown up offering.
Introducing our super simple ‘Halloween’ chocolate orange truffles. Quick, inexpensive and pretty foolproof, these tasty treats won’t last long!
Chocolate Orange Truffles
Makes approx. 20 truffles
• 200g (7oz) milk chocolate (we used Cadburys Dairy Milk)
• 100ml (3.5fl oz) double cream
• 1 large orange
• sprinkles of your choice, to coat
1) Zest and juice the orange. Place in a small pan and simmer until the liquid has reduced to around 2 teaspoons.
2) Put the chocolate and cream in a bowl and melt in the microwave for around one minute. Alternatively, set over a pan of simmering water.
3) Stir in the orange liquid. Pour into a heat proof container and leave to cool completely.
4) Once cool, put in the fridge to chill for 3 hours.
5) Use a teaspoon to scoop out and form the mixture into balls.
6) Roll each truffle in the sprinkles then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
These truffles can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month or kept in the fridge for up to a week. Or just eat them all in one go, like we did 😉