Copycat Lindt Truffles

These copycat Lindt Truffles are the perfect treat to impress your guests without going to any effort! No bake, gluten free, vegan and a healthier (yet equally delicious!) spin on it’s inspiration! 

These copycat Lindt Truffles are the perfect treat to impress your guests without going to any effort! No bake, gluten free, vegan and a healthier (yet equally delicious!) spin on it's inspiration! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

Firstly, thank you everyone whom submitted questions via the form and through emails and comments- They have been all collated and will be addressed in parts- you still have time to submit questions if you’d like! 

One of the most popular requests was for recipes of popular food items in various restaurants, chains or products on there. Ironically, this is something I’ve always had a mild obsession with for quite some time. Since the early days of blogging, I loved re-making my favourite things but never ended up posting them.

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Copycat KFC chicken? Done.

Copycat Four N twenties meat pie (Australian brand)? Done.

Copycat Wendy’s frostys? Done.

Copycat Chipotle Beef Barbacoa recipe? Done. 

My biggest accomplishment? Copycat Lindt Truffles.

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Story time! So- I made these Copycat Lindt Truffles for my friend’s engagement last September. ITt was an epic night. Open bar, pork belly sliders and music blaring from the 90’s. The engaged couple were cool too but that’s not relevant. Anyway, the next day, a message was sent out to all attendees thanking them for their presence AND presents….and a shout out to one of my friend’s Aunties for the ‘delicious Lindt Truffle like chocolates.’ Pretty sure

a)      I’m not Female

b)      I’m younger than any of the ‘auntie’s there

c)       I was the only one who made something edible

Anyway said Aunty claimed credit for my edible gift and I now associated my copycat Lindt Truffles in negative light…until now.

Last week, there was a charity fundraiser for Breast Cancer awareness and communication was sent throughout my business unit asking for volunteers to (con)tribute baked goods or sweet treats. Never one to omit from a chance to whip up a treat, it was time to bring sexy Lindor back.

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Friends…you know I’m not one to condone false advertising when it comes to recipes and I promise you- these have the same texture of a Lindt truffle- a creamy, soft, melt in your mouth interior with a firm, chocolate coating. In the middle is the optional nut of choice- for me it wasn’t optional because who doesn’t like a central surprise.

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Copycat Lindt Truffles

A copycat version of the Lindt Chocolate Truffle- the texture, flavour and melt in the mouth perfection by those amazing chocolatiers. Gluten free and Vegan too!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 40 grams gluten free oat flour*
  • 40 grams vegan friendly and gluten free cracker crumbs*
  • 40 grams sweetvegan friendly and gluten free biscuit crumbs*
  • 395 grams reduced fat coconut milk can sub for condensed milk if not vegan
  • 190 grams mild tasting nut butter almond, cashew or hazelnut works well- I used hazelnut
  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 2 T cocoa powder optional- for a more chocolate interior
  • Milk/Dark chocolate chunks melted

Instructions

  • Line a deep baking pan or 9 x 9 inch cake tin with baking paper. Set Aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, cracker crumbs and sweet biscuit crumbs and mix well.
  • In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk, nut butter and coconut oil until fully incorporated. Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and ensure it is well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined baking pan and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set.
  • In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chunks. While it is melting, form the truffle mixture into small, bite sized balls. Line two plates with baking paper.
  • Once chocolate is melted, dip each ball completely in the chocolate and set them on the baking paper to harden. Once chocolate is hardened, serve or refrigerate for optimum freshness.

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Have you ever tried to ‘copycat’ a recipe? 

Has anyone ever taken credit for something you did? 

Do you want to see more copycat recipes? Too bad if you don’t, I have two to come! 

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112 thoughts on “Copycat Lindt Truffles

  1. If you’re doing a granola giveaway and I win I wouldn’t mind you adding some of these, too. Because I feel I mentioned I’m not entirely opposed to Lindor truffles [read: obsessed]?!
    Um, hello what about that aunt?? I hope you at least let your friend know who -actually- prepared the truffles. If hitting her aunt with an [asparagus] broomstick seemed too violent 😉 .

  2. Aunty Arman, from the appearance alone I can give my judgement: these truffles look amazingly luscious! Yeah, we are taught not to judge by appearance..well add on a legit fabulous recipe and there’s no denying that this is winner.

  3. Those look and sound amazing! AMAZING! Why oh why don’t I have time this weekend to make this recipe! I hope this aunt had a really embarassing moment when she was asked for the recipe.
    Nice pictures btw! I really like them 🙂
    I copycat recipes all the time. Latest obsession: Trailmix from Trader Joe’s.

  4. How rude that this Auntie took credit for your truffles – real Aunties don’t do that!
    These look fabulous and I’m thinking about making them for my uncle birthday /family gathering in two weeks! Hopefully I’ll have time to make them. Not sure though if I can find reduced fat condensed milk.

  5. Wow Aunties have no sense of morality- hoope you showed them who’s boss!! As a Lindt loyalist, I undoubtedly LOVE those Lindor balls, especially the red flavours…so I have no doubt that I will love these too! And unless you’re allergic, nuts should definitely not be optional- they are always a good idea :)! I would love to see a copycat recipe that’s cookies ‘n’ cream based!

  6. Yessss this makes me so happy because I’ve never been able to eat Lindt truffles! And I always hear from everyone I know about how good they are – it sucks.

    I love copycatting recipes. I think that’s where half of my blog recipes come from haha.

    1. bahahahaha Chelsea!!! You are the ultimate copy-catter! Kidddding. I reserve that title for someone else!

      A-looks delish but what in the hell are sweet biscuit crumbs and where do I find the gluten-free version?! Bring them as my housewarming present please! Full credit goes to the Auntie.

      1. The title for you. Pretty sure I invented slow cooker apple oats.

        Sweet biscuit crumbs are any standard plain biscuit which is….sweet. Like a coffee biscuit? Legit planning your care package. So far it’s used clothing and gluten free matzah crackers.

  7. Yaaaa I think I really need these. I’m all for copycatting restaurant recipes – the restaurant I’m going to tonight is known for a sandwich that has turkey breast, panko-fried chicken, duck bacon and maple mayo. Maybe I should try to copy that?

  8. Ummm these photos are making me drool. And also, I’m laughing out loud about the auntie story. Auntie Arman to the truffle making rescue. 🙂 make me these when you visit!!!

  9. I have been going to HEALTHY copy cat approach, as you may have noticed, and this Tuesday I will be continuing this trend! What what in the butt? Uhhhh no. AH HA HA!! And heck yes, so many people have taken credit for shit I have done, but whatever. I don’t really hold grudges so it is what it is! Life is too short to be pissed off for more than 4 minutes, right?

  10. Auntie Arman? I think you are going to end up regretting posting this information because it is pretty darn funny and I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist addressing you in this manner from now on.

    When I was in college the professor returned some papers we had written. One of my classmates, a star football player, was asked to redo his paper. he asked to borrow mine so he could “get a sense of what the prof was looking for.” Well, he basically plagiarized my entire paper utilizing the old trick of simply reversing the order of words in a sentence. Genius that he was he gave “his” revised paper to me and asked my opinion. I was too timid to say anything in protest and, truth be told, he was far too cute for me to mind much. Anyway, this guy went on to play for the NFL so, to this day, i feel a bit of pride that he chose my work to plagiarize. (I am oh so mature aren’t I?)

    Yes, to any recipe you create. I have yet to be less than impressed by your kitchen prowess.

  11. Can’t believe an Auntie actually did that, how shameless! I used to have an obsession with truffles and bought them by the box. Then I became a bit more health conscious, but I still crave them all the time. Love how you healthify recipes, especially desserts because I’ve got a serious sweet tooth. 🙂

  12. I love copy cat recipes….. Especially if the recipe I’m making is healthier then the original recipe. I posted a beef and broccoli recipe about a year ago that is amazing. And I love making homemade chipotle!!!

  13. UHHHH rude of her to take credit, I would have totally been like “UHH NO THAT WAS ME.” Cause I’m cool like that. These look gooood, I must attempt with coconut milk, FULL FAT FOR ME!

  14. So for some weird reasons, I thought you were making a cherry cordial. The weird booze cherries stuck inside chocolate. I was wrong. So, so wrong, and these are so much better.

    I know what Lindt truffles are and I love them, especially the white chocolate ones. These look fabulous my friend, and since I’m now an old pro at oat flour, I can’t wait to make them. Well done!

    1. I know exactly what I’m bringing to the next staff meeting at work! These look and sound delicious! Am I right to assume that the biscuits are just a sweet cookie (like a shortbread)?

      1. Alright I may be older but I’m not ancient. I guess cherry cordials are though huh.

        So I just googled RAFAELLOS and I can tell you I’ve never had one of those; never even heard of them until now. I’m intrigued.

  15. Speaking of our love for Lindt chocolate, I am truly excited for this recipe. Considering saving my last 4 squares until this weekend when I get to all Martha Stewart in the kitchen and try your recipe out. It will have to suffice since you can’t join me and then indulge at my table for one! And thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed recipe for your readers. I know how much time it can take. So I truly appreciate you!

  16. OH.MY.GOODNESS.MY.GOODNESS! These definitely look TO.DIE.FOR! If I can figure out how to exchange grams to cups, I would love to try them too. Thanks so very much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. You added a real ‘flair’ to our party. =)

  17. GASP you mean, Auntie actually took credit?! the nerve! back in my spa director days, I used to bring all kinds of treats and food in to share with my employees. after a while I found out one of my nail technicians was taking credit for my awesome brownie recipe! HA!

    I cannot WAIT to try these. Lindt used to be a weakness of mine…

  18. If only you knew how much I love Lindt’s truffles. I used to work right next to a Lindt’s and it was dangerous. Now, it’s like constant withdraw. So excited to see these, so I can make them at home. And possibly wow my co-workers at our upcoming office potluck!

  19. Auntie Arman,
    I suspect I will refer to you in my chats with Meghan as Auntie Arman from now on. Consider yourself warned. Not that we chat about you all the time. Because we don’t. Just on occasion.
    These chocolates look delicious and you’re welcome to bring them, or these sweet biscuit things, to me to sample. I promise not to take credit for it, and I’m a real Aunty.
    Thanks!

  20. Arman, what a treat! You always come up with the best bite size snacks, but these are one of my favorites so far. I love to indulge a little at night with a piece of chocolate. These homemade Lindt truffles sound perfect and are practically without guilt…does this mean I can eat more? 😉 …have a wonderful day my friend!

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