Easy Chocolate Truffles

Rich and decadent, these truly are EASY Chocolate Truffles! Perfect for a delicious treat, Valentine’s Day, or to give as a gift.

If you love making truffles, our raspberry truffles are always a huge hit for the holidays. Or give our flavorful buttercream truffles a try next.

Chocolate truffles in a bowl, dusted with graham cracker crumbs.


Why this Recipe is Best

Homemade truffles sound impressive, but they are really easy to make, promise!

The rich chocolate filling and the crunchy chocolate shell are perfect for all the chocolate lovers in your life!

  • Just 5 ingredients are needed for this recipe!
  • No candy thermometer needed; we really are keeping this super easy!
  • A sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs gives a fun finish to the truffles. (Or you can use sprinkles instead!)
  • You’ll get about 48 truffles with this recipe; plenty to save and plenty to share!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make easy chocolate truffles.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – This adds the sweetness to these truffles. Note, this is NOT the same as evaporated milk.
  • Chocolate morsels – The recipe calls for semi-sweet morsels to use in the filling, but you could also substitute dark chocolate if you prefer.
  • Marshmallows – We’re using 12 regular size marshmallows to help with the flavor and texture of these truffles. Our homemade marshmallows would be perfect.
  • Melting wafers – I use Ghiradelli dark chocolate melting wafers for the outer chocolate coating, but any brand will work. Just make sure they are high quality. Or use chocolate bark.
  • Graham crackers – These add a fun flavor and texture when sprinkled on the truffles, but you could also use sprinkles or crushed nuts.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make chocolate truffles.

Make the creamy chocolate filling. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips and microwave and stir until melted. Add the marshmallows and microwave and stir until melted and smooth.

Refrigerate, scoop and freeze. Refrigerate the chocolate mixture for 2 hours. Scoop balls of the filling onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet then freeze for 1 hour.

Dip and decorate. Melt the chocolate wafers and then, using a toothpick, dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate. Tap on the side of the bowl to remove the excess and drop the truffles onto parchment paper. Decorate the tops with crushed graham crackers. Repeat and enjoy!

Aimee’s Best Tips

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Chocolate truffle with a bite taken out.

Recipe FAQs

How do I store truffles?

These chocolate truffles can be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze truffles?

Yes! You can freeze truffles in an airtight container for up to 3 months, either with or without the chocolate candy coating.

How can I decorate chocolate truffles?

We used crushed graham crackers here, but you can also use sprinkles or jimmies, cocoa powder or crushed nuts to decorate truffles. Or use crushed peppermint at the holidays.

More Candy Truffles

What is a chocolate truffle?

Chocolate Truffles are traditionally made with a chocolate ganache filling. They can be coated in melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts.

Usually you’ll find them in candy stores in many varieties of flavors.

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Easy Chocolate Truffles

4.80 from 15 votes
By: Aimee
Rich and decadent, these truly are EASY Chocolate Truffles! Perfect for a delicious treat, Valentine’s Day, or give as a gift.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 17 minutes
Servings: 48 truffles

Ingredients 

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
  • 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 12 marshmallows regular size
  • 16 ounce Chocolate Melting wafers or chocolate bark, melted
  • ¼ cup crushed graham crackers or chopped nuts for garnish, optional

Instructions 

  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well, for about 1 minute, until smooth. Add in marshmallow and heat an additional 30-60 seconds, until smooth.
  • Refrigerate chocolate mixture for 2 hours. Using a small metal scoop (about 1 Tbsp size), drop scoops of filling onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze truffles for one hour.
  • Using a toothpick, dip truffle into melted chocolate, tapping the side of the bowl to remove excess. Sprinkle immediately with crushed graham crackers. Repeat. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Store truffles in refrigerator for up to two weeks in airtight container.
  • Freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Don’t leave the mixture for the truffle centers in the fridge for too long. You want it firm, but still soft enough to scoop into balls.
  • Use a metal cookie scoop (I love this 1 Tbsp sized scoop) to portion out your balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Use a toothpick to dip the balls into the melted chocolate and then tap off any excess to create a smooth coating.
  • Sprinkle the graham crackers or drizzle melted chocolate to cover the toothpick hole.
  • You can also use white or milk chocolate for your outer coating if you prefer.

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Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 17mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
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Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe is perfect for holidays, desserts, and bake sales. No bake treat!



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Posted on January 8, 2024

Comments & Reviews

  1. I am so disappointed. I followed your instructions exactly but mine turned out an absolute mess! I only used the Ghirardelli chocolate (was quit expensive). When trying to place a toothpick in-the toothpick broke! I had to pick up the messy items with my fingers! I even put them back in the freezer for more time to try and get them off the parchment paper. Nothing worked. I scrapped them off with my hands and hand rolled them. The inside consistency was gooey. What in the world could have happened?

    1. Honestly, I’m not sure what to tell you. We make these often and don’t have that issue 🙁 I’m sorry this happened to you. There is a video, did you watch that to see if maybe it helped?

  2. Hello there! Planning to make these as gifts. Can they be left out at room temp for a few hours before my recipients refrigerate them or is that not safe? 

  3. I could easily pop a few of these in my mouth! Truffles are so good & great for parties, gifts, or taking anywhere/anytime!

  4. Chocolate truffles are the best! I love making a batch of these and hiding them from my kids to enjoy when they’re in bed.:)

    1. I’m not sure what you mean. The chocolate wafers are melted and the truffles are dunked into them as the coating.

  5. Yum! If this is the kind of recipe you create when you are lazy, you should be lazy more often!

  6. OMG yum! Just looking at the filling in that pic makes me want to make them right now! If it wasn’t 9pm, i’m in my pajamas, and I don’t have any ingredients (or actual food) in my kitchen lol. On my to do list for tomorrow! Great recipe 🙂 … and 10am is totally acceptable for dessert time btw 😀 😀

  7. Aimee, These really look great! I am going to make them as soon as I get more chocolate wafers for the coating. Thanks

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