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Lori at Mutt and Chops
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings 24


  • 1 14 oz can of Nestle Brand La Lechera condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter without salt and more for coating hands
  • Chocolate candy sprinkles


  • Butter a dish or shallow bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium, heavy bottomed sauce pan, mix the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, and butter.
  • Over medium to medium-low heat, stir mixture continuously to cook evenly and prevent the bottom from burning.
  • Cook until mixture is lightly bubbling, is noticeably thickened, and stir passes expose the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook and stir for a minute more.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Immediately pour into the prepared dish or bowl.
  • Allow to fully cool.
  • Butter hands and roll into small balls.
  • Roll formed balls into chocolate sprinkles to thoroughly coat.
  • Place in paper candy cups for storage and serving.