ORANGE CHOCOLATE MELTAWAYS

This recipe is courtesy of Best Loved Cookies and Candies

Ingredients

  • 1 Package 11 1/2 oz. Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Whip Cream
  • 1 tsp Grated Orange Peel
  • 2 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Finely Chopped Pecans, toasted
  • COATING
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Shortening

Directions

  1. Place chocolate chips in a bowl, set aside in 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.
  2. Beat the mixture for 10-15 seconds or just until it lightens in color. Do not overbeat. Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cover and chill for 5 minutes.
  3. Gently shape into balls, roll half in nuts. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening. Dip remaining balls in chocolate, allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper to set. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
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