Orange Chocolate Truffles


We had to postpone our traditional Christmas morning a couple days this year. The 25th was spent with church family and praying for my Momma who has had a rough time the past several months. Just a few years ago, this would have ruffled my feathers to the point of no return, but now I wouldn’t have had it any other way. There is such peace and freedom that comes with knowing God is in control. No matter the struggle or rearranging of my plans, He knows best. That’s where faith comes in and trusting through even the toughest of times.

“A great many things in God’s divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness. But faith sits down before mysteries such as these, and says,
‘The Lord is good, therefore all that He does must be good no matter how it looks.
I can wait for His explanations.’” – Hannah Whitall Smith*

Orange Chocolate Truffles
1/4 c extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 c raw honey
1/2 c cacao powder
1 t orange extract
cacao powder (for rolling)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Dollop 1/2 teaspoon amounts onto a shallow dish or plate. Freeze. Remove from freezer and roll** into balls. Roll in cacao powder, return to plate, and freeze or refrigerate. Enjoy!

**If you pull them out at the right time they should be moldable, but most likely you will have to wait for them to thaw a bit before you can roll them.

*This is merely a good quote. I do not advocate or support everything this person said.

Next: sparkling cranberry pomegranate juice.

12 Responses to Orange Chocolate Truffles

  1. mmm, those look so easy and delicious that i will have to give them a try. i bet it was hard to keep that white plate clean of cocao powder!

  2. Those look absolutely amazing! We are all big truffle fans in my family, sadly too much of a “good thing” isn’t good; so we’ve refrained from eating them all Christmas season, even though they call to me every time I’m in Trader Joe’s:). I’ll think I’ll try this recipe for my grandma’s birthday on Tuesday.
    Your Christmas sounds similar to our Christmas, and I too had to learn to trust in the LORD more; the whole thing really brought to light for me how tradition oriented I can be. Ultimately I have to say it was one of the most peaceful, God focused Christmases we’ve had in a long time!
    As a side note, I’ve been reading “Holiness” be J.C. Ryle. I didn’t know until I started it how contrary to Scripture most of the Smith’s teachings were. Then again, I just grazed the surface of “The Christians Secret to a Happy Life” many years ago.
    Your mom is in my prayers. Sorry for the LONG comment, I’ve been meaning to comment for ages. Your blog in an incredible encouragement to me, as you are too.

  3. Also, forgot to mention that the quote is a big help (I don’t know the person who said it), but it makes me think of Hebrews 11: 1-2 ~ “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” It pleases the Lord of Lords like an earthly father whose child runs to him when called!!! The obedient child trusts and it cannot help but give the parent joy!

  4. I am a big fan of the chocolate and orange mix and this looks like a simple recipe, however, I am wondering how do you get the “orange” flavor from the ingredients above.

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