"Kartoshka" Chocolate Truffles

These truffles are made with graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa. They are called "Pirozhnoe Kartoshka" in Russia, and translated literally as Potato Pastry, since they're usually formed in a potato shape. Crazy easy and just as good!
"Kartoshka" Chocolate Truffles


  • 14 ounces honey graham crackers
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (usually it goes in 14oz can, so I used half of it)
  • 4 ounces butter (= 1 stick, unsalted, melted)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons liqueur (I used Baileys, wine will work too)
Prep time:
45 minutes
Yield: 12 truffles | Prep time: 45 minutes |


1. In a food processor with the knife blade, blend the graham crackers until finely ground, place them in a large bowl.
Kartoshka Chocolate Truffles photo instruction 1
2. In a medium bowl, combine butter and sweetened condensed milk. Add the cocoa powder and liqueur, mix well.
Kartoshka Chocolate Truffles photo instruction 2
3. Gradually stir the mixture to the crumbs.
Kartoshka Chocolate Truffles photo instruction 3
4. Using your hands, form the mixture into the shape of a potato or 1-1.5 inch balls.
Kartoshka Chocolate Truffles photo instruction 4
5. Decorate with nuts or white cream. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


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Really yummy!

like_to_cook October 8, 2013 9:17 PM
First time making these, loved taste and texture. Very good and super easy! Tasty treat for any occasion!

So easy, so delicious

marisa September 19, 2013 11:15 PM
I absolutely love graham crackers, so I knew I would love these truffles. The flavor is really good. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

new "Kartoshka" fan

sandypell July 31, 2013 11:01 AM
This is delicious, simple and fast recipe!! I make them exactly as written, no changes or substitutions. Everyone loves these.

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