These lightening quick and easy cake truffles are SO easy to prep, and are dairy and gluten free!
These little truffles are so ridiculously simply to make, I had to share them. Just three ingredients, and you have a treat that tastes like you spent hours creating it.
They’re kind of fancy to look at too…especially if you have any more skill at decorating than me! I am not picky about looks, just taste!
You could use molds to make these look uniform and even more showy.
Originally, my sister had made “Oreo Truffles.” and raved about them, and then Erin over at Gluten Free Simply shared her Oreo Truffle version.
My wheels started turning.
We had leftover cookies from my daughter’s school celebration (has to be store bought here in Oregon, no homemade treats!) I didn’t want a package of open cookies for me to be lusting after, so I wanted them used up and outta here…STAT!
I also had a tub of Trader Joe’s new vegan cream cheese spread, so I was killing two birds with one stone here.
In this instance, we used a package of Kinnikinnick K-Too Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies, which are both gluten and dairy free. If you’d like to make yours a bit healthier with your own homemade shortbread, that would work too! Or if you have any crunchy cookie on your ‘yes’ list, chances are, it would work here!
Can I use regular cream cheese in these cake truffles?
Of course! Use whatever cream cheese YOU prefer, dairy free or otherwise. It is simply for binding and flavor!
Is chocolate dairy free?
It is a common misconception that chocolate is not normally dairy free.
The reality is that most often, it IS!
Milk chocolate is the only variety that consistently contains dairy, but the vast majority do not.
My favorite dark chocolate chips that are also fair trade are:
- The one I get most often for the best price in ‘regular’ grocery stores: Guittard. I prefer the red bag.
- Also low carb: Lily’s Sweet Stevia Sweetened
- Equal Exchange
Additional no bake gluten free dairy free desserts:
- These vegan no bake cookies are loaded with gluten free oats!
- My gluten free cookie pops are fun AND delish!
- These dairy free pumpkin cheesecakes are spectacular!
- This no bake dairy free vanilla cheesecake looks amazing!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Cake Truffles Recipe:
If you try these super simple truffles, be sure to come back and leave a comment below!
Easy Cake Truffles
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 173 kcal
- 8 ounce vanilla sandwich crème cookies I used K-Toos. Glutino works too.
- 8 ounces cream cheese dairy free or regular as preferred
- 12 ounces dark chocolate see preferred brands in post above
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cookies to make cookie crumbs.
Add in the cream cheese and process to combine.
Dollop or roll any size balls and place on a Silpat or piece of wax paper.
When firm, melt your chocolate.
Place chopped chocolate and coconut oil in liquid measuring cup. Place in microwave and start with one minute, and adding 15-30 second increments as necessary.
When the chocolate is about half melted, you know you're done. There should still be chunks of solid chocolate (see above picture), and as you continue to stir the mixture, it continues to melt - OUT OF THE MICROWAVE. Do not heat too hot, or the chocolate will seize.
Dip each ball into chocolate, stab with a skewer, drip the excess off, and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
Harden in the fridge or freezer!
Easy Cake Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Vitamin A 132IU3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says
These look so cute and sound delicious! Please stop over and share them at Mix it up Monday:
I hope to see you soon 🙂
I'd love it if you'd come by Themed Baker's Sunday and share your treat! This week's theme is Valentines Day.
See you there!
These look great! I have never tried a vanilla version…yum! I'll have to try that 🙂