Orange Triple Sec Truffles

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Making homemade Orange Triple Sec truffles is a delightful way to enjoy the combination of zesty orange flavor and the subtle sweetness of Triple Sec liqueur, all wrapped in decadent chocolate. The recipe incorporates the zesty essence of orange, creating a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess in each bite.

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What is triple sec?

Triple sec is a type of orange-flavored liqueur that is often used in cocktails and culinary applications. The name “triple sec” is derived from the French words “triple distilled,” indicating the production process that was historically used to create this liqueur.

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Triple sec is characterized by its sweet and citrusy flavor profile, primarily derived from the peel of bitter and sweet oranges.

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Ingredients

  • 8oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 2 Cups melted white chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp Triple Sec
  • ΒΌ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 drops orange gel food color
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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the cake mix to the cream cheese. Mix melted white chocolate and triple sec until well combined. Then add orange zest and orange food coloring gel, and stir. 
  2. Once the mixture is firm, scoop out small portions and roll them into bite-sized balls. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  3. Roll each truffle in sugar ensuring it’s fully coated. Serve and enjoy!
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Key features of triple sec include:

-Orange Flavor: Triple sec is known for its distinct orange flavor, which adds a bright and citrusy element to beverages and recipes.

-Alcohol Content: It is an alcoholic beverage with a moderate alcohol content, typically around 15-40% alcohol by volume (ABV).

-Versatility: Triple sec is a versatile ingredient used in a wide range of cocktails. It serves as a crucial component in popular drinks like Margaritas, Cosmopolitans, and Mai Tais.

-Colorless or Clear: While some triple secs may have a slight coloration, they are generally clear or colorless.

-Sweetness: Triple sec is sweetened, contributing not only orange flavor but also sweetness to the drinks or dishes in which it is used.

Handcrafted Perfection: Each truffle is meticulously hand-formed, creating bite-sized orbs of indulgence that promise a perfect balance of sweetness and citrus.

Final Flourish: The truffles may be delicately finished with a dusting of powdered sugar or an additional sprinkle of orange zest, adding a visual touch that mirrors the elegance of the flavors within.

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Triple sec is commonly found in bars and is a staple in many home liquor cabinets. Its ability to enhance the citrus profile of beverages makes it a popular choice for mixologists and home bartenders alike. It’s important to note that there are various brands of triple sec available, and the specific flavor and sweetness can vary among them.

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These homemade Orange Triple Sec truffles are a luxurious treat, perfect for gifting or enjoying as a special indulgence. Each bite offers a burst of citrus flavor enveloped in smooth, rich chocolate. Enjoy!

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