Three Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

29 August 2012

To be perfectly honest I don't think there are many chocolate truffle recipes that require more than three ingredients so I don't know why these think they're special. They are very easy and very good and not labor intensive and freeze really well and and and and.

I had a can of condensed milk collecting dust and ants and Sebastian's paw prints in the pantry and decided to put it to work with two other pantry workhorses and so I present to you the not special ...

2.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz. can of condensed milk (sweetened or not -- made no difference to my mature palate)
1 tsp vanilla

I'll go ahead and coddle you with some appetizing visual aides ... here we have the chips and milk (hold on the vanilla for now)
look at allllllll that healthy.

Stir while heating on low-medium heat on the (what do you think?!) stove, duh.
Don't leave the concoction alone as it will heat and melt very fast (1-2 minutes). 
Almost home.

And now we have something that looks an awful lot like ...

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.


Pop it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.  Any longer and it will be too hard to form (at least in our refrigerator that I think was probably manufactured in 1992) so time your life accordingly.

Once the 120 minutes are up ... remove from refrigerator and just dig right in and form the chocolate into truffles with your bare hands. I went with donut hole size but you might like to run a little smaller or a little larger ... I don't care. At all.

I rolled the truffs in:
Club Cracker crumbs (classy and salty)
1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter thrown in the food processor with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (Simon's request by default after he was verrrrry silent when I said I was rolling the truffles in Club Crackers)

I've just been storing them in the freezer and reinforcing stellar behavior by offering the angels the goods whenever they ask for a ...

I think Sebastian enjoyed an aperitif of straight soil prior to truffle consumption and I don't know if he liked the combo as a whole. He's so hard to read sometimes.



  1. my mom (who has many, many fine qualities but cooking is not among them) has a fudge recipe that is eerily similar.

    melt some chocolate chips (in the microwave, a stove would be too fancy), add some sweetened condensed milk, and refrigerate.

    tada! her patented christmas gift to the neighbors recipe. to be fair, it is kind of amazing.

  2. I'm so hungry. And I want chocolate in the worst way. And aside from the vanilla, none of these exotic ingredients are in my house.
    Crackers? What do you think this is, the Ritz?

    Ha ha ha

  3. Now I need to go buy some sweetened condensed milk....

  4. Ugh. I'm with Cari. Sick in bed over here while the hubs takes care of Ellen (aka popped in Dora), and all I want is someone to bring me something Pinterest-y and chocolatey.

  5. haha-----"so hard to read sometimes" --- I love it. Little fat munchkin.

  6. I read the title and my first thought was "Oh my god, Yes." 3 ingredients - perfect. Chocolatey, easy perfection. Someone's gonna buy several bags of chocolate chips tomorrow....

  7. You know I'm going to roll them in....crushed Oreos! Mmmmmm........thanks for the recipe. :)

  8. Yum!! That Basher is just the cutest!

  9. CRUD. I have all of those ingredients on hand.........

  10. YUM!! Wonder if it's the same if you just dump the chocolate chips in your mouth and chase them with the condensed milk? Hmmm...probably not. This is why I don't cook. Even this seems intimidating to me!

  11. I am making these. Eventually. And I am rolling them in crushed pretzel bits. And I am not sharing any with Simon. You, however, are welcome to try. Thanks for the idea!

  12. I think I'll wait 'til after Friday morning when I have my cholesterol and triglycerides blood work tests done.

  13. I normally try not to keep sweets in my house. Usually when I bake, I give away the treats to neighbors, friends, send them with my husband to work, etc. Yesterday, after crossing a Colonoscopy off of my bucket list, I came home and made these. I normally don't like truffles, but these (why, I don't know), are addicting. I am almost certainly positive there is an illegal drug processed in with the Sweetened Condensed Milk. Yep, that must be it. Thanks for sharing!

  14. That last picture made me throw up in my mouth a little. So gross.



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