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
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 24 truffles
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
415 Calories
19g Fat
61g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 415
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 340mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

  • 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


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.