Chocolate and Orange Meltaways

Details

Time
6 hours
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
24 candies

Put your confectioner skills to the test. These chocolate and orange meltaway candies are a perfectly balanced combination of smooth orange cream and indulgent chocolate. Melting HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips gives these candies the perfect creme flavor and smooth consistency.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Chill Time
5 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

    whipped 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)

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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
1

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

2

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.

3

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.

4

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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