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Quick and Easy

Fudgey Chocolate Truffles


6 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
36 truffles

Create bite sized HERSHEY’S Chocolate truffles for your next dinner party with this easy truffle recipe. Rolling half in cocoa and half in chopped nuts will make an eye-catching display and give your guests two mouthwatering choices.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
10 minutes
Chill Time
6 hours


  • 3/4 cup
    butter (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14-oz.)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsps
    rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3/4 cup
    nuts finely chopped
  • chopped nuts or cocoa for rolling

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Saucepan 2-quart Saucepan
Stovetop Stovetop
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Flat Pan Flat Pan
Tray Tray
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Refrigerator Refrigerator

Melt butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Add 3/4 cup cocoa; stir until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk; stir constantly until mixture is thick, smooth and glossy, about 5 minutes.


Remove from heat; stir in rum and finely chopped nuts, if desired. Pour mixture into flat pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.


Shape into 1-1/4-inch balls; roll in nuts or cocoa. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Store, covered, in refrigerator.


Place truffles in paper candy cups for an elegant look.

Additional questions?