Copycat Lindt Truffles

5 from 1 vote

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


  • 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 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon 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.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!


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! 


112 thoughts on “Copycat Lindt Truffles

  1. * and by copycatting recipes, I mean copying ones I’ve had at restaurants… not copying other bloggers’ recipes 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.

  2. 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?

    1. Sam if you don’t copy that I will move you two places down my myspace top friends and block you on msn.

  3. Awwr Auntie Arman! Don’t be surprised if I don’t let you live that one down. And you know what’s sad? I don’t think I’ve ever had a -real- Lindt truffle because of my allergies… so this is the real deal to me 😉

  4. I love copycat recipes and I love Lindt truffles, so this is super exciting! They look fab! And your story is too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

  5. I’ve never had a truffle with a nut in the middle! That’s pretty interesting.
    My ex boyfriend got me a bag of 100 Lindt truffles for Christmas one year. That was a great gift.

    1. At least that’s a positive memory? Haha. 100 Lindt truffles, dude that’s true love.

      PS Skype. i have internet!

  6. 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?

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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.

    1. NO WAY. Best bloody story ever.

      You refer me as that, I’ll refer to you as….(Im thinking of an improv comedian but I can’t think properly)

  9. What would have been awkward for said auntie is if she was asked to make these again for some family function…hmmm…

    Arman -these sound amazing! My only issue is that I don’t have any in front of me – I will gladly give you credit but won’t share!

  10. can you copy cat that beef pie you mentioned next? My husband needs his fix and i have no idea where to start. so serious

  11. I love copy cat recipes. And truffle anything – chocolate or ‘shrooms. Soooo… are sweet biscuits like shortbread cookies?

    1. Sweet biscuits are any standard plain coffee biscuit (just the cheap, plain packaged ones). If you try it with shortbread cookies…it would be buttery magic.

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