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Cheap and easy chocolate truffles

These chocolate truffles have only three ingredients, making them the cheapest and easiest-to-make treats imaginable. They also taste amazing!
chocolate trufflesCredit: Time Pierce – Flickr
Chocolate truffles might be pretty much the most expensive thing you can consume in the chocolate world, but you can recreate these posh chocs for pennies!

Yeah, ok, so they might not be the exact same thing – admittedly, you won't find any ingredients worth their weight in gold in this recipe.

These truffles are so tasty and easy to make that you'll be making them in the hundreds, dishing them out as posh gifts whilst saving yourself a bomb. That is, if you don't scoff them all yourself first!

Mad for chocolate? You'll love our amazing tried and tested homemade nutella recipe. Yum!

How to make your chocolate truffles


Makes: 40-50 truffles | Cost: around £3!

  • 16 digestive biscuits
  • 6 heaped tablespoons of drinking chocolate (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1 can (395g) of condensed milk


  1. Place your digestive biscuits in a large bowl or a plastic bag, and bash them up with a rolling pin (or something similar) until the digestives are small powdery crumbs.
  2. Add the 6 tablespoons of chocolate drinking powder and mix.
  3. Add the entire can of condensed milk and stir, until thoroughly combined. Chill in the fridge for around 20-30 minutes.
  4. Put a couple more tablespoons of drinking chocolate powder in a bowl.
  5. Once the mixture has chilled, scoop a teaspoon of the mixture and roll in your palms until it takes the shape of a small ball. Roll the truffle in the drinking chocolate powder and set aside.
  6. Repeat!

These truffles are best kept in the fridge in an air tight container until serving. If they're a gift, wait until the day you're giving them away to package them up pretty! Who can resist?

Head over to our student recipes page for a whole load of other tasty dessert ideas, including our list of easy cocktail recipes to make at home.


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