If you are on a budget and still want to treat your little ones with these seasonal delights, you have found a recipe that will give great-tasting chocolate truffles.
During Christmas, my house is usually thronged with many children! It is a happy place mainly because ‘her mama makes amazing treats’.
I love children and all my siblings rejoice to bring my nephews and nieces to my place for the holidays.
Children are easy to handle. You will always find a way into their hearts through a little sweet treat.
How do you handle all the noise? I am a good talker as well. lol The trick is to direct their energies into interesting projects.
Making chocolate truffles is one of your favorite activities. My eldest daughter has actually perfected the art that she makes and sells to her friends during school holidays.
In order to keep everyone busy, even the most active boy in the brood, we play a game named ‘youtube channel’.
The girls will teach or explain how to make the chocolate truffles, the boys will be part of the video directing and recording.
When it is said and done, I will do the video editing. We will watch the video on the big screen as we enjoy the treats made on that day.
As the chocolate treats melt in our mouths, the roaring laughter as we watch the cooking channel is endless lol ..told you I talk too much.
What are Lindt truffles?
Before there was a copycat, there had to be an original. That is so true about these delicious treats. Lindt chocolates are world famous for many types of classic delicious recipes.
These truffles became famous when they made cylindrically shaped chocolates and wrapped them with red shiny wrapping to match the Christmas season.
The truffles resemble round decorations that hang on Christmas trees. These treats became a permanent product, they had to produce the chocolates even when the season was past.
The chocolatiers at Lindt are very creative, varying the recipe according to markets and seasons. Some truffles are creamy and smooth, some have pecans, and peanuts and one of my favorites contains cookies.
Home chefs attempt to copy the recipes to treat their families on a budget. A truffle is made of chocolatey creamy interior coated tempered chocolate. You can decorate or top the truffles with coconut or cocoa powder or white chocolate. Truffles are shaped like the most sort for fungus, that are very rare and pricy.
How to make Amish copycat Lindt Chocolate truffles
Making these delicate treats is not difficult, you do not require complex chocolatier skills as long as you stick to the recipe.
Measure the cream cheese and add it into a mixing bowl. Start by melting the chocolate chips in a double boiler.
( I trust this method over microwaving the chocolate. It teaches patience in children and reduces the risk of burning the chocolate, which I am guilty of many times.)
Once the chocolate has melted, pour the chocolate into the mixing bowl containing the cream cheese.
Mix the melted chocolate with the cream cheese until fully incorporated, add your favorite flavoring, and mix well. Refrigerate the mixture for about 4 hours. Use an ice cream to scoop the mixture and form a ball between the palms of your hand.
Arrange the Amish chocolate truffles on a tray lined with parchment and refrigerate for the second time. Melt the second batch of dark chocolate chocolate chips in a double boiler.
Get the balls from the refrigerator, and dip them carefully in a glass containing the melted chocolate.
Ensure that all sides are coated. Set them aside to dry, at this point sprinkle your favorite toppings before the coating layer dries up.
Mum, Why are you following an Amish Recipe?
My daughter has to know the reference recipes. She realized I am a great fan of Amish and Mennonite recipes.
We had a couple of Amish and Mennonite recipe books in our collection. Amish recipes are easy to follow and call for simple ingredients that could be in your pantry at any one time.
Most Amish women are good cooks, they have a rich culinary heritage influenced by Europe where their founding fathers came from.
They repeatedly make a lot of large batches of treats because Amish families are usually large.
This has made them perfect the art of making classic made-from-scratch treats.
They may refrain from using lots of modern conveniences but one ex-Amish once told me, they do not refrain from very sugary treats. I do not know how true that is…
I hope you're still with me. Before you scroll straight to the recipe, let us have a look at the ingredients you are gonna need in detail.
INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTION
Chocolate chips possess a rich earthy and sweet flavor that compliments perfectly with the cream cheese. They make the interior of the truffles very silky and creamy.
You can substitute dark chocolate with butterscotch chips for a different flavor.
If you do not have chocolate chips, you can use dark cooking chocolate as long as you break it into small pieces, however, these take a long time to melt.
Softened cream cheese is a major ingredient in this recipe.
I love the tanginess and bitter undertone that cream cheese brings to the sweet chocolate treat.
You can substitute cream cheese with chocolate ganache that is made with whipping cream.
When it's Christmas, I love flavoring my Amish copycat lindt truffle with peppermint oil.
Peppermint introduces a fresh, cool flavor making the truffles irresistible, it sure tastes amazing with chocolate.
Double boiler set up or microwave
To set a double boiler, boil water in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the chocolate chips into a glass or steel bowl.
Place the bowl on the ream of the saucepan containing hot water. The hot steam will melt the chocolate.
A rubber spatula mixes the melted chocolate and cream cheese.
You will need a tray to place the chocolate truffles to dry.
A mixing bowl is needed for mixing the recipe ingredients.
Parchment is used to line the tray where the chocolate truffles will dry without sticking on the tray.
FAQ Amish Copycat Lindt Chocolate Truffles
Can I freeze my Amish Copycat Lindt Chocolate truffles?
Yes, you can. You can prepare ahead of a children’s party and freeze them. Wrap each with foil or parchment paper and place them in a freezer-friendly bag. Remember to check their freshness after two months.
How do I store my Amish Copycat Lindt Chocolate truffles?
Chocolate can melt and become messy especially if the temperatures are high in the summer. Wrap them with foil and keep them in the refrigerator. They can stay fresh for a week.
The Amish Copycat truffles are delicious when they are firm yet creamy inside.
Add the chocolate gradually as you watch the consistency of the mixture. Too much-melted chocolate will make the interior crumbly and tough.
Mocha Amish Copycat Truffle
Adding coffee elevates the deliciousness of the truffles giving them a classic flavor.
Add 2 tablespoon of instant coffee to the chocolate and cream cheese mixture.
Nutty Amish Copycat Lindt Truffle
Enrich the truffles with your favorite choice of nuts such as peanuts. Crush them or add them whole into the cream cheese mixture.
They are a pleasant surprise as you bite a truffle. The nutty flavor always compliments the chocolate flavor perfectly.
Cookies and biscuits
I saved the best for last, cookies taste great with chocolate and cream!
Crush your favorite cookies or biscuits such as Oreos and add them to the creamy mixture before freezing.
Amish Copycat Lindt Truffle Recipe
- 1 ½ lb. Chocolate chips
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese
- 1 lb. Coating chocolate
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips as you stir occasionally using a rubber spatula. Ensure all the chocolate chips are melted.
- Add softened cream cheese into a mixing bowl and pour the melted chocolate chips into the cream cheese.
- Stir thoroughly until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Add your desired flavors or other ingredients such as nuts or crushed cookies.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
- When you are about to assemble the chocolate truffles, melt the dark chocolate chunks or chips in the double boiler or you could microwave them for 10 seconds.
- Get the chilled mixture, by now it should be firm to scooped with an ice cream scoop. Scoop and form round balls.
- Pour the dark chocolate into a tall narrow glass. Gently deep the chocolate truffles into a glass for coating with melted chocolate.
- Ensure the entire ball is coated with a rich layer of chocolate. Place the coated truffles on a tray lined with parchment paper.
- While they are wet, sprinkle your desired toppings on the Amish Copycat lindt truffle. I used melted white chocolate to decorate the truffles. Shredded coconut adds a unique taste and texture as well.