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Easy Truffles Recipe

Easy Truffles Recipe

Our smooth, creamy bonbons are so divine you may be tempted to save this recipe for a special occasion. But with just a few ingredients, they're easy to make anytime. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. YIELD:72 servings


  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted finely chopped nuts or assorted jimmies


  • 1. Place chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 3 hours.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nuts or jimmies. Place in a 15x10x1-in. pan; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 truffle: 52 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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mary31564 User ID: 8107500 153893
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I've made these for several years, following the recipe exactly, and never had a problem. I chill for the recommended three hours, and roll in a variety of coatings. They disappear pretty quickly!"

ShelleyBoud User ID: 7540519 97651
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Poor recipe. Did not firm. Followed instructions and amounts perfectly. Was like syrup. tried adding icing sugar and cocoa to firm, but ended up just going into the garbage. Would never use this recipe again. Caution... find another recipe."

sdeb User ID: 5934110 97650
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"This recipe is so easy, somewhat time consuming, but easy. I leave them out on the counter until easy to work with. I add about a scant tsp of amaretto oil based flavoring to the mixture in place of the vanilla. I have found that as I roll them, I dip them into chocolate. If not, they tend to dry out. If they start to be crumbly, microwave small amounts for about 3 or 4 seconds & they become pliable again. They last a long time in the refrigerator. It may sound complicated, but it's really not."

annabanana2483 User ID: 3075257 76473
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"Very easy to make. The most time consuming part was just rolling it in sprinkles but wasnt bad at all. I did however after reading the reviews refigerate them for only an hour and was perfect to work with. I think if you leave them in the fridge for 3 hrs they would become hard to work with. Great recipe though. They can defintly kill a sweet tooth!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 153891
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Doesn't taste like a truffle to me more like a piece of chocolate."

NCSUGrad User ID: 6411465 169981
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"This recipe is not quite as good as some truffle recipes that I have made previously, but it is very easy to make! I may try some bourbon in it if I make it again to add some flavor contrast."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 108236
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Very easy after I warmed them up from chilling in the refrigerator. I think next time I might not chill them but let them set for a little while at room temperature and then go ahead and roll them into balls . I first made all the balls and had to reroll to warm t"

mariwhits User ID: 3207837 80933
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"i could not believe how easy and good they are i will be putting them on my Christmas list i love all the different ways i can make them"

ChandiP User ID: 3885565 169980
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"I loved how simple this was my 4 year daughter loved rolling these in sprinkles. We tried nuts, coconut and sprinkles we had to hold them in our hands for a minute or two to warm the truffle up enough to get the toppings to stick this was a wonderful treat for our family and friends. I immediately got request to make more."

[email protected] User ID: 4096556 76242
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I made this to bring over to my grandparent's house on Christmas Eve. Everyone loved them. I used 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract instead of the vanilla to give it some Christmas flare. I also rolled them in either powdered sugar, red/green colored sugar and holiday nonpareils."

[email protected] User ID: 1963437 99811
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I've been making these for years. They're fun and easy; my four year old granddaughter loves to roll them in the sprinkles and nuts."

mistaya User ID: 4532395 168965
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"don't chill the dough, best to leave it sit for a 1/2 hr room temp, then roll into balls, decorate and then chill for about 1/2 hr"

skooter941 User ID: 1513300 80913
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"LOVED this recipe. So easy to make! I agree the chilling time given makes this impossible to work with, though. I chilled for an hour and after a half hour out of the fridge could easily work with it. I made a number of variations including rolling in chopped up Andes peppermint candies. It gave them a festive red and white coloring. The favorite seems to be the batch I used almond flavoring in rather than the vanilla, though. I then rolled it in chopped coconut. Definitely making every Christmas!"

BaBeezandMe User ID: 2589742 80911
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"This recipe was so easy, I am absolutely putting this on my "gotta make them for the holidays" list each year!!"

bbclark1979 User ID: 4238479 97648
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"This recipe couldn't be easier. My four-year-old daughter was more than happy to help in the kitchen. After I chilled the mixture for three hours, it was beyond firm and I was unable to shape into balls without first bringing it back to room temperature. Delicious results though!"

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