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Savor the Holiday Magic with Panettone Chocolate Orange Truffles

The holidays are a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating timeless traditions, and enjoying decadent treats. Our Yuletide Sweets gift box brings together a tempting assortment of Italian confections that will sweeten any holiday celebration!

Nestled inside our elegant gold tin you'll discover amaretti, chocolate panettone, chocolate and almond bars, milk chocolate, dark chocolate with candied orange, and more. It's a chocolate lover's dream come true! Savor the crunchy amaretti cookies, made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. The miniature panettoni makes a perfect after-dinner delight, with its soft, sweet bread studded with chocolate chips. We've also included rich chocolate bars, including a smooth milk chocolate and a dark chocolate filled with bright candied orange peel.

Once you've unwrapped all the individual sweets, it's time for the pièce de résistance - our recipe for easy yet elegant Panettone Chocolate Orange Truffles.



  • 1 Panettoni Mini Chocolate, crumbled
  • 3.5 oz Majani Dark Chocolate with Candied Orange Peels
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Cocoa powder for dusting



  1. Crumble the chocolate Panettoni into a bowl until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Break the Majani Dark Chocolate with Candied Orange Peels into pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it starts to simmer. Then, pour it over the chocolate pieces, stirring gently until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Add the orange zest to the melted chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold the chocolate mixture into the crumbled Panettoni until well combined.
  6. Cool the mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, or until it's firm enough to handle.
  7. Once chilled and firm, scoop out teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll between your palms to form small balls.
  8. Roll each truffle in cocoa powder to coat, tapping off any excess.
  9. Place the finished truffles on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate again for at least 30 minutes to set.
  10. Serve the truffles in a decorative box or on a platter as an elegant end to your holiday meal.

These melt-in-your-mouth morsels are the perfect final course for a holiday meal or a sweet treat with coffee or tea on a winter's evening. The rich chocolate mixed with bright citrus makes for a dessert that feels special. Keep them in the fridge and enjoy over the holiday season when you need a little pick-me-up.

We've carefully curated our Yuletide Sweets to provide everything you need for a sweet ending to your holiday gatherings. Visit Cucina Verona Mercato to get one for the chocolate enthusiasts in your life — or even as a gift to yourself!



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