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Chocolate and Orange Meltaways Recipe


20 Min.
Skill Level:
2 dozen pieces

This recipe for Chocolate and Orange Meltaways combines the rich flavour of chocolate with a zesty orange flavour. Try this meltaway today!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
3 hours 30 minutes


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  • 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter (do not use margarine) (125 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    35% whipping cream (75 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    orange extract (7 mL)
  • Chocolate Coating:
  • 1 1/3 cups
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Pure Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (325 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil), divided (7 mL)


Equipment Needed 
stovetop Stovetop
rimmed baking sheet Rimmed Baking Sheet
wax paper Wax Paper
measuring cups Measuring Cups
saucepan Saucepan
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
refrigerator Refrigerator

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper. Measure out 2 tbsps (30 mL) white creme chips; set aside.


Combine butter and whipping cream in medium saucepan set over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately stir in remaining white chips; whisk until smooth. Stir in orange extract.


Chill for about 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Scoop and shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls; arrange on prepared baking sheet. Chill for about 1 1/2 hours or until firm.


Chocolate Coating: Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp (5 mL) shortening in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) for 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 white creme balls.)


Place one white creme ball onto a fork and dip into coating, covering completely and allowing excess to drip off. Place onto prepared tray. Repeat with remaining white creme balls and chocolate coating. Chill for about 1 hour or until coating is set.


Place reserved white creme chips and remaining 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; chill until set, about 20 minutes. Cover and store in the refrigerator.