Cocoa-dusted 2-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles are rich, decadent, and fudgy. This simple recipe uses only two ingredients and requires minimal prep work.
When the chocolate cravings hit, nothing satisfies quite like a dark chocolate truffle. Believe it or not, truffles are easy to make at home —this recipe is as easy as it gets. These 2-ingredient chocolate truffles come together in a cinch using two common ingredients - sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened cocoa powder.
My homemade recipe for chocolate truffles is deliciously simple. The truffles have a deep dark chocolate flavor and the perfect sweetness. Enjoy for the everyday or make a batch for gifting.
2-Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles are a special treat. While a delicious gift, this recipe is so simple that you can have chocolate truffles any time or day of the week. The sweet chocolate flavor is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Only Two Ingredients - As its name connotates, this recipe uses only two simple ingredients —both pantry staples.
- Homemade Truffles - Making truffles from scratch sounds intimidating, but it could not be easier. Not only are these chocolate treats easy to make, but they are economical, too, compared to grabbing a batch from the chocolate shop.
- Perfect Gift - Everybody loves chocolate. These truffles look impressive and taste even better. Treat your sweetheart — or yourself— to a batch of cocoa powder-coated truffles for Valentine’s Day.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - Sweetened condensed milk provides sweetness in the truffles, while cocoa adds chocolate flavor.
- Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) - Dutch process cocoa powder works in this recipe too.
See the recipe card for the ingredient quantities.
STEP 1 - Microwave the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe dish for 30 seconds. Transfer the warmed milk to a large mixing bowl.
STEP 2 - Sift the cocoa powder over the sweetened condensed milk. Stir the cocoa-milk mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined. Mix until a chocolate paste forms, adding more cocoa powder if necessary.
STEP 3 - Sift cocoa powder over a sheet of wax paper. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the cocoa-dusted paper and form it into a 6-inch-by-5-inch rectangle. Sift additional cocoa powder over the rectangle and refrigerate it for 1 hour or more.
STEP 4 - Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 30 pieces. Dust with additional cocoa powder, and enjoy.
- Vegan Truffles - Swap the sweetened condensed milk for sweetened condensed coconut milk for vegan and dairy-free truffles.
- Flavor - Flavor the chocolate mixture with extracts. Stir ¼ to ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, almond, or peppermint extract into the sweetened condensed milk.
Alternative Chocolate Truffle Coatings
My favorite topping is cocoa powder, but the truffle topping options are endless. Here is a list of some other truffle topping ideas:
- Coating Chocolate - Dip the chocolate squares in melted dark or white chocolate. For best results, use chocolate designed for dipping.
- Sprinkles - Roll the truffles in rainbow or chocolate sprinkles for a fun and textural variation.
- Freeze-Dried Fruit (ground in a food processor) - Pulse or crush freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries—roll truffles in the fruit powder. Not only is this topping delicious, but it is visually beautiful too.
- Shredded Coconut - Coat the chocolate truffles in sweetened shredded coconut. Make this recipe with sweetened condensed coconut milk for a more defined coconut flavor.
- Ground Nuts - Nuts and chocolate is always a good pairing. Coat truffles in chopped pistachios, almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
- Sea Salt - Dip the chocolate truffles in melted dark chocolate and then sprinkle each truffle with sea salt.
- Crushed Cookies - Coat the chocolate truffles in crushed oreo cookies.
Transfer chocolate truffles to an airtight container, separating layers with wax paper. Refrigerate the truffles for up to 3 weeks.
Can you freeze homemade chocolate truffles? Yes, like candy, homemade truffles freeze well. Transfer the truffles to a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze truffles for up to 6 months —thaw the truffles in the refrigerator before eating.
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- Refrigerate the mixture entirely before cutting and portioning the truffles. If coating in chocolate, make sure the chocolate truffles are cold before dipping them in the melted chocolate —this will set the chocolate faster.
- Sift the cocoa powder before adding it to the sweetened condensed milk to prevent lumps (this goes for the powder used for coating too).
- Sift some cocoa powder over the wax paper to prevent the chocolate rectangle from sticking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, refrigerate homemade chocolate truffles.
Add additional cocoa powder, a little at a time, until the paste forms.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or Dutch process cocoa powder; plus more for dusting
- Microwave the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe dish for 30 seconds. Transfer the warmed milk to a large bowl.
- Sift the cocoa powder over the sweetened condensed milk. Stir the cocoa-milk mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined. Mix until a chocolate paste forms, adding more cocoa powder if necessary.
- Sift cocoa powder over a sheet of wax paper. Pour the chocolate paste onto the cocoa-dusted paper and form it into a 6-inch-by-5-inch rectangle. Sift additional cocoa powder over the rectangle and refrigerate it for 1 hour or more.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 30 pieces. Dust with additional cocoa powder, and enjoy.