Quick Chocolate Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day—here’s a quick , easy and fun recipe.

It’s quick because there are only three ingredients:

3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

It’s easy because all you have to do is pour the condensed milk over the chocolate chips and melt them.GCG chocolate truffles

I put a large bowl over a saucepan about a third full of water, set it all on the stove and heat over medium heat, stirring until the chips and milk are melted together. You might wonder if the metal bowl gets too hot to handle—and no, it never has.GCG chocolate truffles

Remove the pan from the heat, add the vanilla to the bowl and stir.

Cover the bowl and chill for an hour or two.

Here’s the fun part: shape the chocolate into balls, roll them in whatever you desire for a coating, and ..that’s it! Store them in the refrigerator to keep them firm.GCG chocolate truffles

I used chocolate and colored sprinkles, powdered cocoa, toasted chopped pecans, crushed peppermint candies, and flaked coconut for coating the truffle balls….totally forgot that I also had confectioner’s sugar that would have been nice, too.GCG chocolate truffles

Don’t they make a pretty Valentine?

This post is shared with (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!



  1. Such a quick and easy idea. I wonder if they could be wrapped around candied fruit? Always look forward to your posts.

    • Meredith/GreenCircleGrove says:

      Thank you! Yes, I think they would work around candied fruit. In fact, just thinking about it makes me want to go take some of them apart and try it. That’s a good idea.

  2. Okay, that was too easy…. and chocolate…. so adding this to my list of gonna trys! Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see what you share next next time!

  3. Yum! Have to try this!!

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