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Easy Chocolate Truffles

My children and I often make these super-easy chocolate balls during the holiday season to dress up our cookie trays and gift baskets. For added color, the balls can be rolled in nonpareils, sprinkles or ground nuts.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    About 6 dozen (about 2-1/4 pounds)


  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Colored nonpareils and sprinkles


  • In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in milk, almond extract and salt. Cool to room temperature. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nonpareils and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 125 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • LindaFranz
    Dec 24, 2015


  • karsmitty2
    Nov 29, 2013

    I used half semisweet & half unsweetened chocolate, because that's what I had on hand. I thought they were plenty sweet enough when I tasted the warm mixture from the saucepan. I also used vanilla extract instead of the almond. I then rolled them in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles, then placed individual truffles in a mini cupcake liner for presentation & to keep them separated. There were hard as rocks though, after they sat for 24 hrs. in an airtight container in the fridge. Even letting them come to room temperature didn't soften them up any. I wonder if my using half unsweetened chocolate caused this? Seems unlikely it would, so I don't plan on using this recipe again.

  • Troyellen
    Dec 19, 2012

    Very good and easy to make. However next time I just roll in sugar as the don't like what they recommended.

  • mojomo
    Dec 11, 2011

    These were great, I did however replace the almond extract with peppermint.

  • Bonfire14
    Dec 10, 2009

    Good but nothing special.