Double-Chocolate and Orange Truffles

12 oz (375 g) European milk chocolate, chopped Melt together Stir Freeze until moundy Drop Freeze Roll until balls Roll Freeze Drop and coat Refrigerate
½ c frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 T unsalted butter, at room temperature  
unsweetened cocoa powder  
12 oz (375 g) bittersweet or semisweet, finely chopped   Melt
  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk chocolate and orange juice concentrate. Stir constantly until smooth.
  2. Add the butter and stir until incorporated. Pour into a bowl; this mixture is the truffle filling.
  3. Cover and freeze until firm enough to mound in a spoon, about 40 minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil. Using a tablespoon, scoop out rounded spoonfuls of the filling and drop onto the sheet, spacing evenly.
  5. Cover and freeze until almost firm, but still pliable, about 30 minutes.
  6. Roll each chocolate mound between your palms into a smooth ball, then roll in cocoa.
  7. Return balls to the sheet. Freeze while preparing the coating.
  8. Line another baking sheet with foil.
  9. Place the bittersweet or semisweet chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl. Set over (but not touching) barely simmering water. Heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  10. Drop 1 truffle ball into the chocolate, tilting the pan if necessary to coat the ball completely. Slip a fork under the truffle, lift it from the chocolate and tap the fork gently against the side of the pan to allow any excess chocolate to drip off. Using a knife, gently slide the truffle off the fork and onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining truffles.
  11. Refrigerate uncovered until firm, about 1 hour.
  12. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Makes about 1½ dozen

To give an extra-special touch, dust with cocoa powder or drizzle with melted milk chocolate

Shamelessly stolen from the Williams-Sonoma Gifts from the Kitchen, recipes by Kristine Kidd