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Chocolate and Orange Meltaways


50 Min.
Skill Level:
24 candies

The classic combination of chocolate and orange shines through in this chocolate orange cream meltaways recipe. A smooth orange cream and an indulgent HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate coating make for a wonderful bite-sized, melt-in-your-mouth confection. Nestled in decorative paper candy cups, these Chocolate and Orange Meltaways are the most delightful addition to any party.  Chocolate and orange is a popular holiday combination because shipping in oranges from afar was a luxury reserved for special occasions before the invention of modern refrigeration. Try another pairing with our Orange Cocoa Cake, with alternating layers of chocolate and orange cake topped with orange buttercream frosting.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
10 minutes
Chill Time
5 hours


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  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips (12 oz pkg.), divided
  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter (do NOT substitute margarine) (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup
    whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    orange extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • Chocolate Coating
  • 1 tsp
    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
tray tray
wax paper wax paper
saucepan saucepan
stovetop stovetop
whisk whisk
refrigerator refrigerator
microwave-safe bowls microwave-safe bowls
microwave microwave

Line tray with wax paper. Reserve 2 tablespoons white creme chips.


Combine butter and whipping cream in medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat; immediately add remaining white creme chips. Stir with whisk until smooth. Add orange extract; blend well.


Refrigerate until firm enough to handle, about 2 hours. Taking small amount of mixture at a time, shape into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared tray; refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours. Prepare Chocolate Coating. Place one candy onto fork; dip into coating, covering completely and allowing excess to drip off. Place candies onto prepared tray. Repeat with remaining candies. Refrigerate until coating is set, about 1 hour.


Place reserved 2 tablespoons white creme chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds or until mixture is smooth when stirred. With fork, lightly drizzle over coated candies; refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. Cover; store in refrigerator.

Chocolate Coating:

Place 1-1/3 cups of HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly. (If chocolate is too hot, it will not coat candy)

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