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3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles with Condensed Milk

Homemade Chocolate Truffles with Condensed Milk are made with only 3 ingredients. Rich, Sweet, Smooth, Creamy and Melts-in-your-Mouth! these balls do not need to refrigerated before rolling and satisfies any chocolate craving.

condensed milk truffles on a metallic plate with one truffle bitten in half to expose the creamy inside

Chocolate truffles are an all time favorite decadent treat. It is perfect for the Holidays, Valentines day or just about anytime. Forget the boxed chocolates!

Making homemade truffles recipe couldn’t be easier and you’ll agree that they are the perfect quick & easy treat for holidays. These are made without cream, with cocoa powder and without cream cheese.

Many condensed milk truffle recipes are made with cocoa powder and condensed milk – it is creamy, dark and decadent. But, the addition of melted chocolate was a game changer!! It became much more smooth, easy to work with, tasted incredible and most importantly not sticky.

What are chocolate truffles?

Chocolate truffle is a type of confection (basically ganache) that is firmed up in the refrigerator, formed into balls and rolled in cocoa powder. They are a deeply indulgent chocolate treat made from chocolate and cream.

They’re essentially balls of chocolate ganache.  Their name derives from their resemblance to truffles, edible fungi. They are perfect treat for Christmas or Valentine’s day.

Only 3 ingredients in these no bake truffles

Chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder are the only 3 ingredients in creamy, no cook homemade chocolate truffles recipe. However, there are additional flavorings like vanilla extract and salt added for flavor.

Semi sweet chocolate chips – The better the quality, the better the truffle. Use high quality chocolate like Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate bar.

Sweetened condensed milk – The addition of sweetened condensed milk makes these a totally pantry recipe.

Cocoa powder – Dutch processed cocoa powder

Flavorings– Vanilla extract and salt for flavor

Best Chocolate to use

Use best quality chocolate to make the best truffles like Ghiradelli or Guittard are delicious options. We used semi sweet or dark chocolate for extra rich candy. We do not recommend milk chocolate chips for this recipe, since when it combines with sweetened condensed milk, it tends to make the balls very sweet.

This recipe is so creamy, regardless of using chocolate chips.

Flavorings / Variations

  1. Skip vanilla extract and use almond or coconut extract.
  2. Spike the ganache with a little alcohol, like Chambord, whiskey or rum.
  3. Mix in a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper powder for some heat.

How to store (Shelf life)?

Since these no cook truffles are made without cream, they will last at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 4 days. However, if you wish to store them longer, then refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a month. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Can you freeze? Freeze for up to 3 months, For the best texture and flavor, bring them to room temperature before serving.

Helpful tips:

Roll truffles in cocoa powder, immediately after rolling – The surface of the truffle will still be slightly sticky and melted from the heat of your hands, so the toppings will adhere well.

Rolled truffles are too dry for toppings – Roll the truffle between your hands (pressing them gently). The heat from your hands will make them sticky again for toppings.

Optional toppings – Apart from cocoa powder, these easy chocolate truffles recipe with condensed milk can be rolled in finely chopped pistachios, almonds, peanuts or shredded coconut (use unsweetened).

Time – Resting time depends on the weather. The dough firms up in about an hour during cold winter months, whereas more than 3 hours on a hot summer day.

Perfect for gift giving – Pack them in sweet little boxes with tissue paper and tie with ribbons or in little cellophane bags.

a glass bowl with 3 ingredient truffles dough, a small wooden bowl with chocolate chips, a small tart pan with cocoa powder and another small tart pan with chocolate truffles

How to make?

Three ingredient truffles couldn’t be easier to make.

Microwave semi sweet chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, until melted and smooth. Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt. Let rest at room temperature, until reaches soft dough consistency. Make balls and roll in cocoa powder.

Easiest recipe ever!

Coating ideas

Roll these balls in any of the following options-

  • Cocoa powder – Dutch process or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Chopped nuts – Finely chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts or peanuts are all great options. You can use toasted or not toasted.
  • Coconut – Sweetened or unsweetened finely shredded coconut.
  • Sprinkles – Use fine colored sprinkles (any color to match the celebration).
  • Powdered freeze dried strawberries .

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Frequently asked questions:

Should I refrigerate chocolate truffles?

If you wish to store them longer than few days, then refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a month. Bring to room temperature before eating.

How long will chocolate truffles last?

They will last for a few days at room temperature or up to a month in the refrigerator.

How many calories in one truffle?

One truffle has 75 calories with 3 grams fat, 11 grams carbohydrates and 10 grams sugar.

3 ingredient truffles with condensed milk on a metallic plate

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles with Condensed Milk

3 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles with Condensed Milk

Yield: 15 truffles
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 9 minutes

Homemade Chocolate Truffles with Condensed Milk are made with only 3 ingredients. Rich, Sweet, Smooth, Creamy and Melts-in-your-Mouth! these balls do not need to refrigerated before rolling and satisfies any chocolate craving.

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 40 to 60 seconds (stirring every 25 seconds), until completely melted.
  2. Remove bowl from microwave and stir until very smooth.
  3. Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt, until thoroughly combined. Set aside at room temperature for 1 to 4 hours, or until it becomes a soft dough consistency (It will firm up in about one hour during winter, whereas take longer on a hot summer day).
  4. Scoop up a tablespoon (use a tablespoon measure), then use a teaspoon to scoop the mixture out into your hands Scoop out small balls and roll between the palm of hands to make an even ball.
  5. Roll balls in cocoa powder immediately (while the outside is still sticky) and serve at room temperature.

Notes

Semi sweet chocolate chips – The better the quality, the better the truffle. Use high quality chocolate like Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate bar.

Roll truffles in cocoa powder, immediately after rolling – The surface of the truffle will still be slightly sticky and melted from the heat of your hands, so the toppings will adhere well.

Rolled truffles are too dry for toppings – Roll the truffle between your hands (pressing them gently). The heat from your hands will make them sticky again for toppings.

Optional toppings – Apart from cocoa powder, these easy chocolate truffles recipe with condensed milk can be rolled in finely chopped pistachios, almonds, peanuts or shredded coconut (use unsweetened).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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Mary Ann

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Can brandy be substituted or in addition to vanilla?

Maria Doss

Monday 13th of December 2021

Hi Mary,

If you like Brandy, then feel fry to substitute instead of vanilla - Maria

Isabel

Monday 7th of June 2021

I want to try this! Can I rest the dough in the fridge instead? so it sets faster, thanks!

Maria Doss

Monday 7th of June 2021

Hi Isabel, Absolutely!! We would recommend stirring every 10 to 15 minutes to make sure it firms up uniformly, Maria

Ashlyn

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

These are so good! I had half of a can of sweetened condensed milk to use up and this was the perfect way to do that! I will make these again!

Maria Doss

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi Ashlyn, Glad you liked it, Maria

monika

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Can these be coated in melted chocolate or will they melt? My plan was to roll the chilled chocolate mass into ball, freeze them, then dip them in melted chocolate and re-freeze them. Thoughts?

Maria Doss

Monday 21st of December 2020

Hi Monica, These are much more sturdier than normal truffles (made with melted chocolate and cream). Refrigerate rolled balls for several hours, dip in melted chocolate and then chill again. Freezing is not necessary. Hope it helps, happy holidays:)

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