Easy Chocolate Truffles

 Easy Chocolate Truffles

Here is an easy way to make chocolate truffles with pantry ingredients!  I experimented with using evaporated milk in place of whipped cream to see if truffles could be made with lower fat evaporated milk and make this a quick dessert to prepare anytime at home, on the road, for a pot luck gathering etc.

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16 oz. bittersweet or dark chocolate, break into 1″ pieces

12 oz. canned evaporated milk

1 tangelo or orange zested (optional)

1/2 cup almond meal or powdered sugar (to coat the finished truffles)


  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave set on high at 30 second intervals for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes, stirring the chocolate pieces after each 30 second interval.
  2. Heat evaporated milk and citrus zest in a medium saucepan on medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil and bubble start climbing up the side of the pan.  Take mik off heat.
  3. Add melted chocolate to the milk.  Whisk for 2 minutes until the mixture combines fully and the chocolate turns dark and shiny.
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours or until the chocolate is firm.
  5. Make truffles using a tablespoon or small scooper.  Form chocolate into a ball.
  6. Roll the truffle in almond meal or powdered sugar.
  7. Store truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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