Homemade Lindor Truffles
One of my all-time favorite chocolates is Lindt Lindor Truffles. They are so smooth and creamy, and the chocolate melts on your tongue creating a blissful chocolate experience.
And this Amish recipe is a copycat of Lindor truffles. They are smooth, creamy, and just what I expect when I bite into a Lindt truffle.
I've had homemade truffles, and even other brands, that have been disappointing. When I bite into a truffle, I expect a smooth creamy filling inside a chocolate shell, not a dry crumbly chocolate ball.
Creamy Homemade Truffles
Amazingly enough, truffles are quite easy to make. And even though I don't take the time to make homemade candy very often, chocolate truffles are one of those specialties that I make every year at Christmas time.
And this Amish copycat Lindt truffles recipe is simply made with three ingredients. Melting chocolate, cream cheese, and flavoring. And if you want plain chocolate truffles, then all you need is chocolate and cream cheese.
How to Make Truffles
To make homemade copycat Lindt truffles, place softened cream cheese into a bowl.
In another bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Or melt it in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often.
(The cream cheese is what makes these truffles nice and creamy. And adding too much chocolate can create a dry truffle. So make sure you don't go heavy on the chocolate.)
Pour the melted chocolate over the softened cream cheese and stir to combine and create a smooth filling. Then add some flavoring, if desired.
Cover the truffle mixture and set it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Using a cookie scoop, or a spoon, create about 1" balls and place them onto a sheet lined with wax paper. Chill until firm to coat.
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Raspberry Truffles, Mint Truffles, Etc.
When making homemade truffles, you can create any flavor that you desire. (Raspberry truffles are some of my favorites.) All you need is several drops of flavoring to add to the creamy chocolate.
And when it comes to adding liquid flavoring to homemade truffles, LorAnn oils are the best. A little goes a long way! LorAnn’s super-strength flavors are three to four times the strength of typical baking extracts.
And while you can use other extracts, you'll need to add a lot more to create the same depth of flavor. And this may slightly affect the outcome of your truffles. So, I highly recommend using LorAnn oils.
Many Amish and Mennonite bulk food stores carry these little bottles of oils. But if you can't find any locally, you can always order them online.
Mocha Truffles are another one of my favorite flavors. I'm a sucker for the combination of chocolate and espresso.
And to create mocha truffles, you'll need espresso powder or instant coffee. I added about 4 teaspoons of espresso powder to a batch of truffles. But you can add more or less according to your taste.
You can also use instant coffee if you don't have any espresso powder. Dissolve 3 - 4 Tbsp. of instant coffee in about 2 tsp. of hot water. Then add this to the creamy chocolate mixture.
Chocolate-Covered Truffles Recipe
You can coat your chocolate truffles with any kind of chocolate (dark chocolate, semi-sweet, milk, or white). And you can even use a combination of dark and milk chocolate.
But I recommend using melting wafers, chocolate bark, or a good brand of chocolate chips. Some of the cheaper store-brand chocolate chips do not melt well.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave in 30-second intervals. I like using a double boiler because the hot water in the bottom helps to keep the chocolate soft longer.
And dipping tools are great to use for coating chocolates. But you can easily use two forks as well.
Recipe for Chocolate-Covered Truffle Balls
I hope you enjoy this copycat Lindt truffle recipe. In my opinion, they're the best homemade Christmas truffles.
But not only are they great for Christmas (or any occasion), they would be a perfect treat to make for Valentines Day as well.
If you try them, let me know what you think in the comments below.
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Amish Copycat Lindt Truffles Recipe
- 1 1/2 lb. chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips
- 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- LorAnn oils for flavoring, optional
- 1 lb. (approx.) chocolate for coating
- In a microwave-safe bowl, in 30-second intervals, melt the 24 oz. (1 1/2 lb.) chocolate.1 1/2 lb. chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips
- Pour the melted chocolate over the softened cream cheese and stir until smooth and creamy.1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- Add the flavoring and mix well.LorAnn oils for flavoring, optional
- Cover and refrigerate for about 20 - 30 minutes.
- Use a cookie scoop or a spoon and make about 1" balls. Place them onto a tray lined with parchment paper.
- Refrigerate the balls for about 30 minutes or until firm enough to coat with chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate for coating.1 lb. (approx.) chocolate for coating
- Dip the truffle balls into chocolate and carefully place them onto a parchment-lined tray.
- Refrigerate to harden the chocolate. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or refrigerate if desired.