Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Chill: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 30 mins
Serving: 1 to 2 servings

Sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips make these truffles quick and easy to prepare, and they can be made with a little more bourbon and less vanilla if desired. They are incredibly easy to fix and can be coated with your choice of pecans, plain granulated sugar, or unsweetened cocoa powder.

Feel free to omit the bourbon for alcohol-free truffles. The truffles are similar in flavor to bourbon balls but without vanilla wafers.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups chocolate chips (semisweet)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or unsweetened cocoa, or very finely chopped pecans)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles ingredients

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  2. Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring, until melted and smooth; remove from heat.

    Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  3. Stir in the vanilla, bourbon, and 1/2 to 3/4 cup pecans. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and chill for 3 to 4 hours, or until mixture is firm.

    truffle mixture in a bowl covered with plastic wrap

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

  4. Working with fingertips, shape into 1-inch balls; roll in finely chopped pecans, sugar, or unsweetened cocoa. Place on a tray or baking sheet, cover loosely, and chill for at least 1 hour.

    Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Tips

If desired, put each truffle in a decorative fluted paper or foil cup and keep in tightly covered container in the refrigerator until giving or serving. Keep these refrigerated, tightly covered.