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Easy Chocolate Truffles

These are the best easy chocolate truffles you can make for the holidays. This simple recipe uses just 3 ingredients for a delicious treat everyone will love!

easy 3 ingredient chocolate truffles in white bowl

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When the holidays roll around we love to get into the kitchen. One of the best things to make is dessert…of course! Today I’m sharing my easy chocolate truffles with you. They have just a few and very simple ingredients and they’re easy to make so you can have the kids help if they want!

Another great reason to make this recipe is to share or gift a batch. They’re easy but they’re also really indulgent and festive. You can share them with friends and family as a nice little treat and a way to show how much you care!

melted chocolate chips in heavy cream with metal spoon

How many ingredients are in these easy chocolate truffles?

There are just three simple ingredients in these easy chocolate truffles. You’ll need heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, and some semi-sweet chocolate chips.

That’s it! Just three simple ingredients that you might already have on hand. If not, they’re readily available so you can grab them on your next shopping trip.

Make sure you grab extras, once you see how to make chocolate truffles, you’ll be whipping up more to share and gift!

white square bowl filled with chocolate truffles made with just 3 ingredients

How to make chocolate truffles:

In a medium-sized pan, combine semisweet chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat, mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan.

Allow to sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or until mixture is solid.

With a cookie scoop, form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle mixture begins to melt).

Roll in cocoa powder. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.

rolled chocolate truffles covered with cocoa powder

How do I give these as a gift?

During the holiday where we live the weather is cold enough that we can pack these up in some small bakery boxes with parchment inside and just remind the reciever that they should be kept in the refridgerator.

If that’s not the case where you live, you can always pop these into a small cooler with some ice packs until you arrive at your destination and can deliver them to the intended recipient.

Trying to ship these easy chocolate truffles might be tricky. I’d send something a little more stable like fudge or cookies instead!

Looking for more delicious candy and cookies to make for the holidays?

If you love a rich chocolate dessert like I do, give this Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie a try. It’s especially delicious with whipped cream on top!

Try out some of these other recipes for your celebrations, or just for a sweet treat that you can make right now.

Woman's hand holding chocolate truffle with bowl of them in background

Printable Chocolate Truffles Recipe:

Yield: 12 Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles

cocoa covered chocolate truffles

These are the best easy chocolate truffles you can make for the holidays. This simple recipe uses just 3 ingredients for a delicious treat everyone will love!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, plus more for dusting afterward


  1. In a medium-sized pan, combine sweetened condensed milk and butter over medium-low heat, and let butter melt.
    Stir in cocoa powder, and continue to stir for 10-15 minutes until mixture begins to pull away from the sides of the pot.
  2. Pour mixture into a parchment-lined loaf pan.
  3. Allow to sit in refrigerator for 2 hours or until mixture is solid.
  4. With a cookie scoop or your hands, form balls from the mixture.
  5. Roll in extra cocoa powder.
  6. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g
Rolled balls of chocolate truffle candy
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