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 -

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.



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.



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.



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.


Whip these up and if you share- stamp a picture of your face on it.

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


  • 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


  • 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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    112 thoughts on “Copycat Lindt Truffles

    1. 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.

    2. 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!!!

    3. 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 😉 .

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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!

    7. Hhahah you better take credit for these!! Glad you got a shout out even if they didn’t know it was you. I love copycat recipes so keep ’em comin!

    8. 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.

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