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Dulce de leche truffles with coconut and sprinkles piled inside a grey bowl.

Dulce de Leche Truffles

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Soft and creamy, these dulce de leche coconut fudge truffles are easy to make and such a crowd pleaser! The combination is mind-blowing and might turn out to be addictive.

  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 35 truffle balls


  • 1 pound + 3 tablespoons (500g) dulce de leche 'repostero' (see Notes below)
  • 4 tablespoons (60g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liquor, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 to 2 and 1/4 cups powdered sugar (it varies depending on the type of dulce de leche you use)
  • 1 cup (100g) ground walnuts (lightly toasted is better for flavor)
  • 4 tablespoons shredded coconut (lightly toasted is better for flavor)
  • Extra shredded coconut or sprinkles


  1. Mix dulce de leche, butter, liquor, vanilla, powdered sugar, and walnuts until you have a paste. It will be soft.
  2. Refrigerate covered until it firms up enough to make balls.
  3. When ready, put shredded coconut and sprinkles (or whatever you’re using for coating) in shallow dishes.
  4. Take a large teaspoon mixture and make balls with your hands (it might get messy), the size of walnuts and roll in desired extras.
  5. Keep refrigerated.


  1. Liquor: you can use cognac or Frangelico or any other you think goes well with caramel. Omit if making for kids.
  2. Depending on the dulce de leche you use add 1-2 tablespoons extra coconut if fudge mixture is too soft. Same goes for the largest amount of powdered sugar in the recipe.
  3. Besides sprinkles or coconut, you can roll the fudge balls in finely chopped nuts or ground cookies.


  • Repostero means pastry or baking and is thicker than regular dulce de leche. I always use dulce de leche repostero Vacalin.
  • They can be frozen.
  • Variation: use peanut butter instead of dulce de leche.
  • Coatings: roll them in ground nuts or ground cookies.
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Refrigeration time: 2 hours
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: International