Oh, my. May 2nd is one of the best National Food Days! Seriously, what could be better than Chocolate Truffles? Thank you National Chocolate Truffle Day for allowing me the opportunity to discover this easy Chocolate Truffle recipe!
Just to set the record straight this was not a day to celebrate the Fungus truffle. Although I love things flavored with truffle butter, truffle oil, and even truffle salt this is not that truffle.
A chocolate truffle is a tasty ganache like candy. Until now I have only purchased these tasty confections. They taste so amazing I just knew they had to be hard to make.
Thank the stars they are not! I found a simply divine easy Chocolate Truffle recipe. With only two main ingredients I was slightly concerned that they would turn out very well. Yes, only two main ingredients.
When Daughter Number Four came home from school she asked for a snack. I offered her a chocolate truffle. She studied my face as she took one. Then she began asking me questions. Had I made these? Was there a filling in them? What was on them? I told her that I had made them and the one she chose was covered in coconut sugar. There is no filling in my easy chocolate truffle recipe.
As she was eating her truffle she told me she needed a second one to make sure she liked them. I obliged in the name of taste testing and science. She told me that on a scale of 1 – 10 they are a 10. Since then she has been asking myriad questions regarding this easy chocolate truffle recipe; how long do they take to make, do they have to bake, and what the ingredients are.
I am overjoyed to get to celebrate National Chocolate Truffle Day, and also that I found this easy Chocolate Truffle Recipe. This is one of the best finds!
Let me know if you celebrated National Chocolate Truffle Day, too! Did you make your own and buy these melt in your mouth treats?
Easy Chocolate Truffles
- 18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Coatings: Cocoa Powder (Shredded Coconut, Chocolate Sprinkles, Chili Powder, Chopped Nuts, etc.)
- In a glass bowl microwave the chocolate chips on medium-low power for 30 seconds.
- Stir the Sweetened Condensed Milk into the chocolate chips. Microwave the mixture on medium-low power at 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds. Continue until the mixture is combined and smooth.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Allow the bowl to cool slightly on the counter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours, or until the mixture is cold.
- Using a small ice cream scoop, muffin scoop, or metal tablespoon scoop out enough cooled mixture to make a roughly 1” ball. Roll the mixture in your hands to shape into a ball.
- Place the balls on a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet. Place the filled sheet into the freezer for a few minutes to firm.
- Coat the outside of the truffles with cocoa powder, chili powder, chocolate sprinkles, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut if desired.
- Store in a cool location.