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Easy Chocolate Truffles

| Updated Feb 23, 2018

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.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-02-23

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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