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Chocolate Truffles  Recipe
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Chocolate Truffles

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"Truffles make a great homemade gift at the holidays. Say thank you to a friend or co-worker with a nice box of truffles. Arrange several truffles in a pretty silver box or other tin; decorate inside of box with colorful wax paper. Wrap with bow. Re-usable tins are a nice keepsake, too."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. In large saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour into medium bowl. Cover and chill 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in any of the listed coatings.
  4. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
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  • Variations
  • Microwave: In 1-quart glass measure, combine chips and EAGLE BRAND®. Microwave on full power (high) 3 minutes, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Proceed as directed above.
  • Amaretto: Omit vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons amaretto or other almond- flavored liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Roll in finely chopped toasted almonds.
  • Orange: Omit vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur. Roll in finely chopped toasted almonds mixed with finely grated orange rind.
  • Rum: Omit vanilla. Add 1/4 cup dark rum. Roll in flaked coconut.
  • Bourbon: Omit vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons bourbon. Roll in finely chopped toasted nuts.
  • Tip
  • Place individual Chocolate Truffles into gold/silver foil candy wrappers and arrange on a tray for decadent dessert tray. Or serve with a cup of after dinner coffee as a 'mini' chocolate treat.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2005

This is a fairly good recipe, but it can be better. I find that the resulting truffles are too sweet. I prefer to use heavy cream (brought to a boil) instead of the sweetened condensed milk--this will give it that "melt-in-your-mouth" texture. I also use chopped Valrhona chocolates (milk or dark, depending on the flavoring) rather than chocolate chips--you want to go with the very best chocolate that you can afford, especially with gifts. Some flavor combinations to try: candied ginger (ground to a powder) and saffron, amaretto, kahlua and espresso powder, bailey's irish cream or rum, green tea (steeped in the cream during boiling time), or peach schnapps and orange zest. The possibilities are endless! I prefer to roll these in a dark chocolate coating, than topped off by a sprinkle of cocoa powder. powdered sugar or crushed nuts also work well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2007

These were really rich. Too rich to enjoy them. I took the leftovers home from the office, melted them down with heavy whipping cream and stirred in crushed Thin Mint girl scout cookies. That was delicious. But this? I won't make it again...


98 Ratings

Oct 07, 2006

This recipe is very simple & results in a delicately textured, creamy, rich and decadent truffle. The only reason I gave this 4* instead of 5* is that chilling resulted in the truffle mixture being so rock hard I couldn't roll it. Instead, I suggest leaving the truffle mixture on your counter for an hour or so, until the mixture is firm enough to handle, then perhaps put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Your hands will melt the truffle mix a little when you roll it, but that's ok -- you want it to be a little moist so that the coating ingredients will stick. I left some plain chocolate, used butter flavoring with some and rum flavoring with others. Rolled them in crushed pecans, almonds, walnuts, chocolate jimmies, crushed vanilla wafers, powdered sugar, coconut & cocoa. These store well & can be frozen too. Great gift for the holidays and parties.

Mar 06, 2005

These truffles will be as good as the chocolate chips you use, so use a good brand like Ghiradelli! I make these all of the time, and everyone always asks me to make them again. I also roll them in chili powder (without onion/garlic) and that creates a rich, dark flavor. I have also found that letting them sit out until the mixture is ready to be rolled is sometimes more effective than chilling - chilling can make everything too cold and hard.

Dec 05, 2005

This is simply the BEST truffle recipe out there! It is certainly the easiest too! But be sure to "Whip" the flavorings in or else the chocolate will take on a "broken" or grainy and oily look. Once you whip more air into it it will pull together just fine. I would recommend this for anyone of any culinary expertise. Do remember that chocolate likes it slow and low as not to be scorched and constantly stir. Have some friends over and make it a party with different toppings stations!

Nov 10, 2006

these were so yummy I just made these and they were so easy.The only trouble I had was with the cooloing process I didn't freeze them I left them on the counter for a little bit then put them in the refridgerator they were kind of hard to scrape out of the pan so my next batch I am going to pour the mixture in a glob on wax paper then leave on counter that way it's not stuck on the pan.

Dec 01, 2005

A very easy AND very, very tasty chocolate truffles recipe! I used bourbon with finely chopped and toasted pecans. My favorite, so far, is orange flavored which I used triple sec liquer, coated with cocoa powder. Great idea from another reviewer to freeze these. I'm giving that a try so I have them on hand for the upcoming holiday. I look forward to trying other flavor variations. These are gift-worthy treats. *if mixture is too hard from chilling, leave out to warm to room temperature. Your hands when rolling will melt chocolate well enough too, for coatings to adhere*

Jul 17, 2005

I usually don't make the brand recipes, preferring to go with reader submitted, but this was a great recipe! I had milk chocolate on hand that needed to be used, and I hoped that this would turn out okay. Well, I didn't have enough! I bake a lot and had some leftover semi-sweet and butterscotch chips. So, I used 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate, 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate, and 1/4 cup buttercotch. I used the standard "coatings" as well as dried blueberries, raisins, and cinammon. These truffles were wonderful! Every last one disapperaed at our party. The recipe was extremely easy, and I highly recommend this one.


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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