Orange Chocolate Meltaways Recipe

Ann Simmons


Another great recipe from Taste of Home. Love to make these for Christmas. Photo by Taste of Home.

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35 Min


package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 c
(6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c
heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
grated orange peel
2 1/2 tsp
orange extract
1 1/2 c
finely chopped toasted pecans
1 c
milk chocolate chips (for coating)
2 Tbsp
shortening (for coating)


1Place chocolate chips in a bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, bring cream and orange peel to a gentle boil; immediately pour over chips. Let stand for 1 minute; whisk until smooth. Add extract. Cover and chill for 35 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
2Beat mixture for 10-15 seconds or just until it lightens in color (do not overbeat). Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill for 5 minutes.
3Gently shape into balls; roll half in nuts. In a microwave; melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip remaining balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set. Store in the refrigerator.

About Orange Chocolate Meltaways Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy