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Toasted Almond Truffles

Toasted Almond Truffles
24 truffles (2 dozen)
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Creamy and sinfully rich, these chocolate candies are coated with a fine layer of almonds. A touch of vanilla adds a warm note to this sweet confection.

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  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced DIAMOND OF CALIFORNIA® almonds, finely chopped, toasted


COMBINE evaporated milk and sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in morsels. Stir vigorously until mixture is smooth. Stir in almond extract. Refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in nuts. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.


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    Kelly Winterson from Toronto, ON

    For whatever reason the evaporated milk and sugar didn't boil properly so the chocolate seized a bit and didn't set properly. Wouldn't bother with this recipe again.

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    Very versatile recipe

    S. Schroder from WAYZATA, MN

    I had a truffle recipe using sweetened condensed milk, but this is better since I have evaporated milk in my cupboard more frequently. These are easy to make and taste very rich (I prefer the vanilla to the almond extract). I have also left these overnight in the refrigerator, then dipped in melted Nestle white or semi-sweet chocolate for an additional taste/texture. Really great!

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    Easy and Fun!

    Kiki Harrison from Itasca, Illinois

    I made these for my superbowl party and they were a hit! Everyone was eating them more than anything else! Good thing I made two batches or my Dad's friends would have went crazy! One thing you don't want 20 is hungry die hard football fans!

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    Nancy Kliment from

    Very good!

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    Simple and Delicious

    Deborah Howard from HERTFORD, NC

    Made these for my SuperBowl Party and they were a Huge hit! All of my girlfriends have asked for the recipe. I made black and white truffles using white nestle chips and Grand Marnier. YUMMY.

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    wonderful candy

    Kim Moore from Cincinnati

    This is an easy and versatile recipe. I rolled some in grated coconut and some in the almonds. I included these in gift boxes for Christmas and everyone liked them. The almond extract gives them a cherry flavor. Next year I think I try rolling them in finely crushed chocolate cookies or grated white chocolate. Great recipe, thanks

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    Many Years

    Brenda Paschke from ,

    I have been making this recipe for many years and the whole family loves the truffles. I have adapted this recipe to our favorite fudge recipe as well by just spreading the mixture into a pan and refrigerating until firm.

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    Georgia Neisz from Antioch, TN

    I did 2 variations that work so well my friends said I should sell them. One is to use semi-sweet chocolate morsels and toasted and chopped pecans. The other is using white chocolate morsels and almond extract with your toasted and chopped almonds. YUM and easy!

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    Not Impresses

    Kevin Nyquist from Fairfield, CA

    They taste too much like fudge. If I wanted fudge, I would make fudge. They are smooth, but I have made smoother and better tasting truffles before.

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    Kim D from

    so easy and simple recipe

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    Toasted Almond Truffles

    Kathy Green from South Daytona/Fl

    very easy and really good.

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    great candy

    christina gibson from COVINGTON, VA

    i used strawberry presevers 1/4 cup at the end.for the next batch I used 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract .this is a easy and simple candy to make. Thanks for this recipe!! I will defidentlly use this recipe again and again

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    Toasted Almond Truffels

    Brandy W from

    Not too bad

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    Easy and Forgiving

    HEIDI GUNDERSON from Rapelje, MT

    These were delicious (I chose to top mine with sweetened coconut and use 60% cocoa chips) and forgiving. I let the chocolate get too hard in the refrigerator and I just put the pan back on the burner on low and slowly melted the chocolate. They turned out great and delicious.

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    This was wonderful

    vickie mainella from Ridgefield, WA

    I made these today and they were very easy and they will add a wonderful touch to my goodie trays I hand out at Christmas, and they melt in your mouth very good.

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    Loved them

    Jayne Dimas from Avondale, AZ

    I made these the other day I got some great comments. these are the candy to make at all holidays.

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    Toasted Almond Truffles

    Marilyn Rodriguez from KINGSLAND, GA

    These were very easy to make and for forming the balls I used the ice cream scoop.The truffles are so good you have to make two batches.One for you and the other for the family.

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    Toasted Almond truffles

    Fran D from Monroe Township, NJ

    This was my first try at making this recipe and it is just the best. I used 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, a rounded measuring spoon (teas.)to form the balls and they are great.I will definately be making these again.

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    Delish Truffle!!!

    amy nussbaum from Kenosha, WI

    I Heart Truffles! Making these were uber easy and they tasted so good. I plan to make them as part of the many Christmas gifts I share.

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    BIG people treat!

    Melissa Erickson from Post Falls, ID

    awesome for x-mas gifts I like to spice it up a bit add some Grand Marne,kaluha there many other liquors you can use this way you can make them your own special truffles. Happy Holidays!!

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    Marcella Wozniak from Westchester, IL

    I made these with semi-sweet and they were fab (hardest part is the rolling). Then I made a batch with milk chocolate using ORANGE extract and toasted pecans. Absolutely delish! They'll definately be on my gift giving list for Christmas platters.

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    The Very Best For Sure!!!

    Donna Hendrix from JEFFERSONVILLE, KY

    My 9 year old son loves truffles and I have tried different ones to make for him and he dosen't seem to like them. Well guess what? I tried the recipe and he LOVES these....So thanks for sharing your recipe with my little family...

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    Toasted Almond Truffles

    Marcia F Havrilla from

    Made those for a gift and now everybody is asking me to make them. They don't want to make themselves, they want to BUY them from me! Thanks for a wonderfully delicious AND profitable recipe!

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    oh so good


    These truffles are so easy and so delicious. A child could make thee, it's that easys. Only one problem. Can't eat just one.

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    Bet Ya Can't Eat Just One!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    They are wonderful...however, I do love truffles!!!

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    Amy Connelly from ANCHORAGE, AK

    Wow, these are great. Just a bit too addictive though!

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    love it

    Karen Beck from COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA

    Easy to make, I love chocolate and I love almonds so this couldn't be any better.

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    toasted almond truffles

    nan vroman from amherst, NY

    I recently made this recipe for our church Christmas party. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was amazed at how easy the recipe was and how wonderfully delicious they were. I used the almond flavoring, no vanilla. They got many compliments! Be careful not to overtoast the almonds.

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    Holiday Favorites

    Lisa Vigg from SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH

    My teenager made the truffles for Thanksgiving. They were a crowd pleaser, and she was proud of her "cooking" skills. She didn't toast the almonds, but no one cared.

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    janet letusick from MAYS LANDING, NJ

    the best- will make them again

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    Great Gift Idea!!


    I made these for Mother's Day and the recipients just loved them. I used the semisweet morsels instead of the milk chocolate, but they still turned out great. These turned out to be a great gift!!

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    Louise Baldauff from OLD FORGE, PA

    Excellent for the sweet tooth in your family. Easy to make. A big hit with everyone.

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    toasted almond truffles

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Very easy to make, but hard to resist!! These truffles are delicoius and very satisfying. Definitely make some today!

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    Truffles: on a wintry day

    juanita russell from Bedford, IN

    One of the best things about being snowed is the opportunity to try new recipes. Last night while preparing dinner. I mixed up a double batch of the truffles. Not having almonds in the house, crushed peanuts were the nuts of choice. The recipe is quick, easy, verasitile. It will make tasty Easter eggs. Yum: hot tea, a cozy comforter,a couple of truffles made choice moment as we watched the Westminster Dogs strut their stuff. A perfect winter's evening.

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    Toasted Almond Truffles

    Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

    Finish making plate of these truffles, wonderful. Just wonderful.

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    So good So easy!!

    nancy cobb from ANTIOCH, TN

    I just made these and am eating one right now! Yummy!! They are so rich and delicious! This recipe is a great base for different variations of truffles. Next time I want to try adding coconut to the chocolate and rolling them in almonds.

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    Toasted Almond Truffles Review

    Nicole Adams from Benbrook, TX

    This is a great recipe! Easy to make and a favorite at the Christmas party.

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    Rough start - but EXCELLENT taste!!

    Lyn Olgin from McKinney, TX

    I had a rough time getting the mixture to thicken up enough to roll into balls. It came out like a very thick sticky icing. But I scooped it up in one spoon and using a 2nd spoon dropped it onto the almond pieces and sprinkled more almond on the top until I could handle & shape it. I put them into candy cups, and by keeping them refrigerated they stayed firm enough to eat. All my family are requesting them again because they were incredible tasting and well worth it.

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    This is A great recipe!!!!

    sheri castellani from Glendale, AZ

    I made this as a treat for me and my fiancee, and he loved it! So now, his parents arecomming down, and I have to make it. They are gonna love it!!!!

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    truffles with a kick

    Ms. Balschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    I cut down the milk by 1 tablespoon and added 1 tablespoon of ALMOND Liquer. They were a fabulous variation of a great recipe.

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    Loved by All

    Laura Barrett from GALVESTON, TX

    I have made these truffles several times and added variations with flavor and such. People loves these and they are so easy to make.

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    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    What can you say about this recipe but YUMMIE!

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    Leslie Hardy from ALLEN, TX

    I tried these out to see if they would be a good gift option and they were great! I was surprised at how easy they were to make.

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    Co-workers loved them

    Shirley Lam from LOS ANGELES, CA

    I made these and brought some to the office...everyone thought they were delicious! I even got the CEO to come out of his office for seconds.

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    shiley white from jeffeson , CO

    i made them with semi sweet chocolate. was wonderful

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    good marriage

    Dao Orloski from MENTOR, OH


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    deliciously irresistable

    Robin Jones from HOOVER, AL

    Thank goodness I doubled the recipe!!! I made these for Valentines Day and everyone thought they were simply devine. I used vanilla extract in them instead of almond. When you bite into the crunchy almond and sink your teeth into the creamy chocolate you will feel as if you have died and gone to heaven or so that is what I've been told. Many thanks for this recipe. It's a keeper.

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    Cyndy B Wilber from Ravena, NY

    These were good but the amount of almond extract gave it more of a marzipan taste. I cut the almond flavor by 1/3 and added 1/3 vanilla and 1/3 chocolate liquor. Awesome.

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    easy peasy lipsmacking goody

    Hanifa Shaikh from LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

    What can i say.. EASY PEASY... and Definetly YUMMY

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    Susan Scott from Charles Town, WV

    I love truffles! These are not only wonderful, but they are easy to make. They are so easy my 6 year old daughter helped.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 111
  • Calories from Fat: 63
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 6mg (0% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 10.5g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 3% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Toasted Almond Truffles


  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced DIAMOND OF CALIFORNIA® almonds, finely chopped, toasted



COMBINE evaporated milk and sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in morsels. Stir vigorously until mixture is smooth. Stir in almond extract. Refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in nuts. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

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